Monday, an alumna asked about Fulbright Grants. Not having dealt with this question before, I wasn't sure what I would be able to find, but I wanted to be able to share at least some basic information.
One short Google search and a quick phone later and I hit the jackpot. I found Laura Hastings and the National and International Scholarships Program. The best part of the conversation was that Laura and her colleague David had been talking about getting in touch with us in an effort to get information about scholarships out to alumni. She said, "We do find that alumni who have been out in the workplace a few years are good candidates for some of our awards."
I hope this information and the other Alumni Scholarship installments will prove beneficial.
Alumni Scholarship: Fulbright
Are you interested in taking your career to new heights? The National and International Scholarships Program at the University of Illinois supports students and alumni throughout the scholarships application process. The following awards are for US citizens. Read on!
The Fulbright fully supports U.S. citizens for one year of study or research (in any field, including the fine arts and humanities) in any of over 140 countries. Alumni should begin working on their applications this summer to apply for study, English teaching, or research funding beginning in fall 2012, as the priority Fulbright deadline is July 1, 2011. This year, 23 of 58 University of Illinois applicants were named finalists for Fulbright grants (we are still waiting on the final number of recipients). Further information at http://www.topscholars.illinois.edu/prestigious/fulbright.html
Feel free to contact David Schug or Laura Hastings at email@example.com or 217-333-4710!
Next Alumni Scholarship Installments:
The Luce Scholars Program
The Mitchell Scholarship