FULBRIGHT CELEBRATES ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY

April 30, 2021

 

In celebration of the 75th anniversary, the Honors College is looking for Fulbright program alumni to share their experiences, engage and connect!


The Fulbright Program celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The Fulbright Program was established by an act of Congress in 1946 to promote intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy, and mutual understanding. Since then, the program has operated in 160 countries, and more than 390,000 US and foreign students and scholars have participated in the program in both the US and abroad. The Fulbright US Student Program is the flagship international education exchange program of the US government and provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistant Programs. Since 1949, when we had our first student grantee, the University of Arizona has sent over 325 students abroad as Fulbright Scholars.

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Hailey Dickson, ‘18 Honors and Fulbright 2018 to India.

In celebration of the 75th anniversary, all program alumni are encouraged to share their Fulbright experiences, engage their local communities and schools, and connect with current applicants in a mentor capacity. To share updates with Fulbright directly, please visit their Fulbright75 website. Fulbright alumni may also email Danielle Barefoot (Fulbright 2018 to Chile) any updates along with pictures and stories from their Fulbright year that may be shared on the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarship (ONCS) website, social media, or other locations to celebrate this milestone anniversary.

We hope to attract 75 University of Arizona applicants this year in celebration of the 75th anniversary. If you are interested in learning more about Fulbright, or if you know someone who might be a great fit for the program, please contact Danielle Barefoot to learn more about how we can support you in applying for scholarships that can help you achieve your goals.

ONCS in the Honors College offers access to resources following graduation and regularly works with Honors alumni on applications for various nationally competitive scholarships. For prospective applicants, we are here to help you through the application process and prepare your submission materials.