As the fall term begins, it's time to think about applying for the Fulbright Student Award and the Schwarzman Scholarship! Both of these awards provide exciting opportunities for going abroad to further your education. They both seek high achieving, highly motivated students.
There is a Fulbright and Schwarzman information session on Thursday, Sept. 3 at noon in 850 UH or you can follow up with one of our staff (below) if you have questions.
The Fulbright Student Award
The Fulbright sends students abroad to do a program of study or research in one of around 160 countries OR to teach English for a year in one of over 50 countries. You must have your bachelor's degree before you leave, but you can apply at any point in your life once you have that first degree. The UIC campus deadline is Sept. 11. There is still time to apply! You can find detailed information about the Fulbright at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program
Fulbright Study/Research Grant
You put together a proposal of study or research that would take 10-12 months to perform. Some countries require you to know the language well, others are flexible. Programs of study can include classes, research projects, library work, observations, training in the creative arts, surveys, lab work - in short, anything that would help you study or learn more about your proposed topic.
The English Teaching Assistantship
Fulbright also offers students the chance to teach English. Options exist at the high school, elementary and the college level. Many countries have no language requirement. The English Teaching Assistants (ETA) are generally students who have some teaching experience, and believe that the ETA experience will help to prepare them for what they are doing in the future.
The Schwarzman Scholarship
The Schwarzman offers a select group of students the opportunity to earn a one year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in China. Candidates need not be Chinese speakers. Strong candidates will have excellent academic qualifications and an interest in learning about China as well as leadership experience. Enrolled students must be nominated by UIC. UIC’s campus deadline is Sept 14. There is still time to apply! You can find detailed information at http://schwarzmanscholars.org/
How can I apply?
If students are interested in any of the awards listed, they should reach out to OSSP staff immediately. Current seniors and alumni are all welcome.
Fulbright Study/Research Grant –Molly Hildebrand, email@example.com
Fulbright ETA –Beth Powers firstname.lastname@example.org
Schwarzman Scholarship –Beth Powers, email@example.com