Students invited to learn about Fulbright program

Fullbright Scholarships

Fullbright ScholarshipsEsther Francis, a 2011-12 participant in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, will be on campus next month to talk about her experience with that program and how to apply.

The program funds one-year research, study and arts projects, as well as English teaching assistantships, in 155 countries.

As a Fulbright student scholar studying business in Mexico, Francis pursued master’s-level courses at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and worked as the human resources analyst for the United Nations Association.

In her role as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, Francis mentors potential applicants, sharing what a Fulbright grant is really like, how to address the challenges of living abroad successfully, applications tips and how best to meet the Fulbright Program’s ultimate goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries.

U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors, graduate students and recent graduates are eligible to apply to the program.

Francis’ presentation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the W.A. Franke College of Business Gardner Auditorium, room 101.