Event: Workshop with representatives from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program & Boren Awards

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Student Sessions:
Paccar Hall, room 391
10:30-11:30am – Boren Session
1:00-3:00pm – Fulbright Session 

To register, please go to:  https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/robinc/210056

Representatives from the national offices of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the Boren Awards will be at UW Seattle on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 to provide details about these programs and application processes. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and others from UW and the surrounding community are welcome to attend. Whether you are planning to apply this year, or sometime in the future, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from and ask questions of these experts!

Walter Jackson, Fulbright U.S. Student Program Manager, will provide information on the Fulbright program, which provides grants for individually designed study/research projects in all fields or for English Teaching Assistantships.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. Candidates apply the year preceding the intended study, research or teaching assistantship abroad.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Susan Sharp, Boren Awards Assistant Director, will provide information on the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, which provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to become more proficient in the cultures and languages of world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Maximum awards are $20,000 for the Boren Scholarships and $30,000 for the Boren Fellowships. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

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