Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program, introduced in 1945 by Senator J. William Fulbright is a grant sponsored by the Department of State with the mission of promoting goodwill via student exchange. Today, it offers over 1,900 grants annually in 140+ countries and is one of the most recognized of the prestigious scholarly awards. The primary student award categories are the: Study/Research Grant; English Teaching Assistantship Grant; and Travel Grant. Special programs introduced in the past 5 years include the: Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships for Public Policy; Fulbright mtvU Award; and Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. Philadelphia University began competing for Fulbright US Student Awards in 2009. Fulbright welcomes strong applicants from all majors and has expressed a particular interest in cultivating a relationship with institutions like ours that offer degrees fields that work to diversify the body of Fulbrighters!

As a federal grant, the guidelines are strict. A good deal of work goes into preparing a competitive application. The Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) serves as a liaison with Fulbright to promote the US Student Program, provide information and guidance to applicants, administer the campus application and interview processes through to electronic submission of the application. Fulbright offers training in its regional offices, webinars, and workshops to facilitate competency and support of FPAs working to support student applications. 

Philadelphia University US Student Program Fulbrighters

Elizabeth Nichols ’14 Pre-Med -- Germany / Study Research Grant

Tyler Fleming ’12 Science & Business -- Vietnam / English Teaching Assistantship

Malcolm Ingram ’10 International Business -- Argentina / Study/ Research Grant

Contact Information

PhilaU Fulbright Program Advisor:
Prof. Marcella McCoy-Deh