The Fairfield Fullbright Story

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The Fairfield Fulbright Story

More than 65 Fairfield University graduating seniors have been awarded a Fulbright - a year-long scholarship that supports post-graduate study, research, work, or teaching in another country. Established in 1946 by Congress, this government-sponsored program funds the studies and research of more than 1,450 U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists in over 155 foreign countries annually.

The Fulbright program - which aims to increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and of other countries - is aligned with Fairfield's mission of fostering values of global awareness, cross-cultural learning, and independent intellectual thought.

‌Fairfield graduating seniors from 45 majors and 19 interdisciplinary minors ranging from biology and nursing to philosophy and politics have won Fulbright Awards. Fairfield seniors from all disciplines are invited to apply.

Check out the list of Fulbright awardees to find out where our students went and what they studied.

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Kathryn Dennen MA '16Congratulations to Kathryn Dennen, MA'16 for her Fulbright to Greece. Dennen, an English major with a Master's in Education is teaching English to students near Athens, Greece.



Kayla Urbanowski, BS '17Congratulations to Kayla Urbanowksi, BS'17 for her Fulbright to Brazil. Urbanowski, a Biology major will conduct research in Brazil on the foraging activity of a short-tailed fruit bat species.



Important Information for the Fulbright 2018-19 Application

The campus deadline to submit your 2018-19 Fulbright application through Fairfield University is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Afterwards, all submitted applications will be subject to review by a campus panel of experts. You will be invited to give a brief presentation of your proposal and to entertain questions from your review panel between September 1st and 8th. You will then have until Monday, October 2, 2017 to submit revised applications. Fulbright advisers will submit all completed applications to the Fulbright US Student Programs office on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, prior to the National Deadline of Friday October 6, 2017.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Frances Malone, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, by e-mail or phone, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2141.


See stories from past Fulbright awardees.



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