Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright program, the largest U.S. international exchange program, offers opportunities for students in graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Students must have a B.A. or equivalent before the start of the grant and should have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country. Learn more

Campus Deadline: Late September Fulbright Program Website

Explore the following blogs of past Fulbright Fellowship recipients:

Lydia Benkert (Ghana)

Rylee Mielecki (Brasil)

Success Stories


Erin

Alumni offered U.S. Student Fulbright scholarships

Four Grand Valley alumni have been selected to serve as English Teaching Assistants for the 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Program cycle. Read More

Lydia

Grand Valley alumna awarded prestigious Fulbright research award

Lydia Benkert, a 2012 graduate from Grand Valley's theater program, is the first Grand Valley graduate to receive a prestigious U.S. Student Fulbright Study/Research Fellowship. Read More

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Alumna Pursues Teaching Assistantship in Brazil 

Grand Valley alumna Rylee Mielecki, '12, of Grand Rapids has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a U.S. student teaching assistantship in Brazil. Mielecki graduated with a degree in anthropology. Mielecki was one of 120 students selected nationally as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Brazil. She will teach English in Brazil from March through November as part of a comprehensive plan to increase the quality and quantity of English teaching in Brazil before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Read more

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Alumna Named Fulbright Student English Teaching Assistant 

Grand Valley alumna Kelsey Schoenborn, '12, of Coopersville has been awarded a Fulbright grant to pursue a U.S. student teaching assistantship in Brazil. Schoenborn was one of 120 students selected nationally as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Brazil. She will teach English from March through November 2014 as part of a comprehensive plan to increase the quality and quantity of English teaching in Brazil before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Read more

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Students Earn Fulbright Scholarships 

Two students at Grand Valley have received Fulbright scholarships to serve as teaching assistants overseas. Another student was named an alternate. Rikki Brown, of West Olive, and Sean Duffie, of Brighton, earned Student Fulbright Scholarships and will teach English classes in Russia and Spain, respectively. Shaynon Munn of Grand Rapids was named an alternate and could teach classes in Rwanda. Read More

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Fulbright Winner Teaches Abroad 

Unlike so many, Laura Kennedy has always loved math. The Grand Valley alumna earned a masters degree in general education with advanced content specialization in mathematics. She said she plans to use her degree to eventually conduct research in mathematics education. Read more