Nominations for
Fulbright Application Development
2020-2021

 Please use this forum to share your recommendation for a student to be invited to the mentoring process for developing an application to the Fulbright Program.
 You are welcome to input a nomination at any point in time, and we will host mentoring information sessions the second week of October and the second week of April each year. Approximately two weeks before the informational sessions, we will issue customized letters to each student nominated since the last cycle, recognizing the faculty or staff member who nominated the student to apply for the program (if applicable), inviting the student to develop a one‐page personal statement, review the Fulbright program options, and come to an information and mentoring session in which the student will interact with members of the CCU Fulbright Council and with those who have gone through the process before at CCU. At that event, we will discuss the supportive mentoring process that the student can anticipate working through and encourage their participation in the process. When we share the notification with the student, you will receive a copy.
 Some information for you to know about the Fulbright student programs:
 Eligibility: 
- Student Fulbright grants are only available to U.S. citizens.  Permanent residents are not eligible.
- Applicants must have a conferred bachelor's degree at the start of the grant. (In other words, those applying for the next cycle, 2020/21 abroad, that will have applications due by September 2019 will have to have their bachelor's degree complete by August 2020).  However, as we are trying to build this pool, we will be looking to invite students as early as their sophomore year into this process to learn about the opportunity.
- Applicants can already have completed their bachelor's degree, or be involved in a master's degree, or be a recent alumna or alumnae of CCU to participate through CCU.
- Many programs require some foreign language capacity, but not all.  DO NOT exclude students from nomination if they have a strong interest, but presently lack foreign language skills related to the area in which they may have interest.
 What are the Fulbright Student Programs available?  Please consult our website, but realize that currently students may apply for Fulbrights for any of the following programs:

- Open Study/Research Awards: This is the traditional award in which students develop a project proposal for a specific country. Over 900 awards in more than 140 countries are given annually.
- English Teaching Assistant: Over 1,200 Fulbright awards are granted to applicants to serve as teachers of English to students at levels from elementary to college level in one of over 75 countries.
- Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship: A handful of awards are granted annually to develop global narratives and support comparative storytelling using multiple media platforms, while being mentored by staff at National Geographic.
 - J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Public Policy Fellowships: A limited number of fellowships are granted to support service in foreign governmental institutions or ministries while carrying out a research project.
- Critical Language Enhancement Award: An additional award to supplement language learning in selected countries as a part of a Fulbright application.
 Please share the information below so that we can begin the communication with talented CCU students.