Fulbright International Scholarship Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Programs is designed for:

  • Recent BA/BS graduates
  • Master's and doctoral candidates
  • Young professionals, including writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields
  • Artists and musicians


  • Awards grants to U.S. citizens in all fields of study
  • Awards approximately 1,500 grants to U.S. students to study, do research or assistant-teach overseas for one academic year
  • Allows students to design their own programs which may include:
    • University coursework
    • Independent library or field research
    • Professional training in the arts and other fields
    • Assistant English-teaching
    • A combination of these or other projects
  • Has a preference for candidates who have not had recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application

Allows for:

  • Invaluable opportunities to meet, work, and live with the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences
  • Opportunities to promote mutual understanding through engagement in the community on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom
  • Appreciation of other’s viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think, through direct interaction with them on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks

If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright scholarship, click here for more information. Contact Lena Johnson, Director of International Programs at ljohnson@vwc.edu, for assistance with the application process.

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