The University of Massachusetts, Amherst was named a Top Fulbright Producer for a third consecutive year, with a campus record of 16 Fulbright scholarships that have been awarded for 2016–17. With the help of the financial aid provided from the Fulbright scholarships, students can study, research, or teach English in other countries for one year. Additionally, for the 2017–18 school year, there are 21 semi-finalists. For a list of this year's scholarships and programs awarded, please visit here.
"The Fulbright Student program has continued to grow over the past decade, and at UMass, so have our grantees. Success builds on success, " said Professor and Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) Director Susan Whitbourne.
Of the rewards of the fellowship program, she said: "For students, it is a life-changing experience. It's one thing to visit [a country] or study abroad there, but to be a Fulbright scholar, you're part of a much bigger vision than your own."
Professor Whitbourne recommended: "Students who want to apply should: do your research, using the very extensive online information. Next, consult with your faculty mentors, because they're going to give you the best advice to help you refine your ideas. It's important to be flexible and open to feedback throughout the process."
Recently, there were two information sessions to help students learn more about the scholarship and opportunities to apply. There will be a third information session on April 13, 2017. More information about the Fulbright is available online. To find out about more opportunities to apply to a range of scholarships and fellowships, you can visit ONSA's website here.
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