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Sen. J. William Fulbright
Scholarship program namesake Sen. J. William
Fulbright

UTSA hosts info session on Fulbright scholarships

By Holly Hill
Assistant Director for Study Abroad and Exchanges

(May 23, 2007)--The UTSA Office of International Programs and the Institute of International Education (IIE), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, announce the launch of the 2008-2009 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition.

UTSA students interested in Fulbright scholarships are invited to an information session from 1 to 2:30 p.m., June 8 in Main Building Room 0.208 on the 1604 Campus.

Applicants need not be enrolled in a college or university. Applications from young professionals interested in an international experience also are encouraged.

For more than 60 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research, and teach in other countries. Fulbright student grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange, while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,300 grants annually and currently operates in over 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright English teaching assistantships are available in 26 countries. Full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage, and full or partial tuition.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 279,500 participants worldwide with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of people around the world. In the past 61 years, 105,400 students, scholars, and teachers from the United States have benefited from the Fulbright experience.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Financial support is provided by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Department of State and by participating foreign governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad.

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For more information, visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Web site or contact Holly Hill, UTSA Office of International Programs, Main Building Room 1.210, 1604 Campus, (210) 458-7204.

Applications must be submitted by Oct. 1 (electronic and hard copy) to the Office of International Programs.

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