Students interested in applying for a Fulbright research or teaching assistantship grant for the 2016-17 academic year are encouraged to attend an informational session at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the Office of Study Abroad, Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 212.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards nearly 2,000 grants each year in more than 100 countries. In recent years, UST graduates have been awarded grants to SwedenThailand and Peru. The program is designed for recent college graduates, as well as master’s and doctoral candidates, and aims to give awardees opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as intercultural exchange.

The Fulbright awards can either fund research, graduate school tuition or an English teaching assistantship. Grants cover round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, insurance, and partial or full tuition for graduate school grants.

Applications for the 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program opened March 31. All St. Thomas students must apply through the Office of Study Abroad by Sept. 18. Planning early is essential as the application is extensive. The Office of Study Abroad recommends at least eight weeks to put together a competitive application.

Fulbright information can be found online. Additional resources and advising are available at the Office of Study Abroad. Contact Sarah Huesing, (651) 962-6450.

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