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Fulbright Scholarship Program information sessions to be hosted on campus December 4

On Monday, December 4, WVU Tech students, faculty and administrators will have a chance to learn more about the Fulbright Program, where students, professors and professionals can earn scholarships to study or conduct research abroad.

Mr. Grant Stream-Gonzalez, Outreach and Recruitment Analyst at the Institute of International Education, will be on campus for a number of information sessions.

Hour-long student sessions will be hosted in Innovation Building Room 213 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.. The sessions will cover the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, where students can conduct research, teach English or earn a graduate degree abroad.

Faculty sessions will be held in the same room at 9:00 a.m. and noon.

Every session will cover a number of general topics, including what the Fulbright program is, who can apply, what the timeline for a scholarship is, the components of a grant in the program, grant benefits and tips for applying.  

Faculty and administrators will also learn about opportunities and initiatives in more than 125 countries; tips for putting together applications and making international contacts; and how hosting visiting Fulbright scholars can benefit campus.

Campus provost Dr. Nigel Clark said that the visit is a chance for students and employees to explore potentially career-boosting opportunities and work one-on-one with someone directly involved with the program. He’s encouraging students and faculty to attend if they’re available.

“It is wonderful that the program has elected to hold a workshop on our campus to provide details to our deans, faculty and students," he said.

"Resources for international academic travel are valuable now that global relationships are regarded as essential. The Fulbright programs offer opportunities for students and scholars to interact with their counterparts and contribute across the world.”

All students who have an interest in teaching or studying abroad should attend. The student program has no minimum GPA and seeks extraordinary students of all kinds.

To find out more about the program, visit the Fulbright Program’s website.