Fulbright Grants

Fulbright Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers exciting opportunities for students to either conduct research or teach English all around the world. Recent U.S. student grantees have taught English to middle school children in Kolkata, India; assisted in teaching high school English in Vienna, Austria; studied the impact of human activity on biodiversity in the Amazon in Ecuador; and researched how survivors have coped with the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. 

Fulbright is a prestigious grant and is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

An information session explaining Fulbright grants and the application process is held in mid-March every year at Hood College.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Proficiency in the language of the host country is required for most research and Clinton fellowships, and some of the English teaching assistant and study fellowships. Students must hold a 3.5 GPA and be a senior undergraduate student or a graduate student. 

Checklist and Timeline


Helpful hint: The Fulbright application is detailed and involved. It is therefore recommended that you start the process early. 


Helpful hint: It is useful to look at the Fulbright Application Tutorials on how to apply for a Fulbright grant. 

Due end of August

  • A completed Fulbright application to the Fulbright adviser

Due end of September

  • Revisions to online application

Due mid-October

  • A completed application to Fulbright—finalists are usually notified in January, and winners by country are notified in spring or summer.

For more Information

Scott E. Pincikowski, Professor of German
Hood College Fulbright advisor
Email: pincikowski@hood.edu
Phone: 301-696-3475

Callie FishburnCallie Fishburn '18
2018 Semifinalist




molly_0.jpgMolly Masterson '17
2017 Semifinalist




lydia_0.jpgLydia Emory '16
2016 Finalist




Other Finalists

  • Jeanne Schmidt Whitehair ’55
  • Janet Halsted Jackson ’56
  • Mara Eksteins Garcia-Bunuel ’57
  • Charlotte A. Moran ’57
  • Beverly A. Heckart ’59
  • Amie Godman Tannenbaum ’63
  • Cherilyn Widell ’75
  • Heather Mathews ’94
  • Summer Arrigo-Nelson ’98
  • Shannon K. Williams ’07

Senior Awarded Fulbright Grant

Lydia Emory Undergraduate Student

Lydia Emory was awarded a Fulbright Grant to teach abroad in Spain next year.

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