The Fulbright Scholarship: UA Winners to Share Overseas Experience and Application Tips; Reception to Follow
- August 6th, 2014
- in News
TUSCALOOSA — Recent UA Fulbright Scholarship winners will share their overseas experiences on a panel entitled “The Fulbright Scholarship: Breaking Down Cultural Barriers Through Language Education” Tuesday, Aug. 26, beginning at 2:30 p.m., at the Center for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP), 900 Anna Avenue, directly behind Arby’s on University Boulevard.
The Aug. 26 event will double as an open house for the Global Café, established in spring 2014 by the Division of Community Affairs as a place for campus and community to pursue projects of mutual interest with an emphasis on international programs and projects.
The Fulbright presentation will be followed by a reception and refreshments at 4 p.m. to celebrate CCBP’s International Community Engagement programs. “University students from all disciplines are invited as we welcome home Fulbright grantees who have been serving overseas this year,” said Dr. Beverly Hawk, campus coordinator for the Fulbright Program and director of program services at CCBP. “These winners will share experiences and secrets to their success.”
Anyone with an interest in the Fulbright Program and Global Café is welcome to attend as the campus hears from and honors Fulbright recipients. The Fulbright Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department and is the largest U.S. international exchange program.
Global Café partners include CCBP staff and students, Capstone International Center, Graduate Parent Support program, Tuscaloosa’s One Place, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa City Schools, Tuscaloosa County School System, and numerous community leaders. Throughout the year, the planning and implementation of programs offers students many new paths to campus leadership.
Students considering applying for next year’s Fulbright competition can learn more from the Capstone International Center, 135 B.B. Comer Hall or by going to http://international.ua.edu/fulbright/ as well as http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ and Beverly.hawk.ua.edu. The campus deadline for application is September 8.
For more about the 2013 winners see http://uanews.ua.edu/2013/08/ua-graduates-win-fulbright-scholarships/, and for 2014 winners go to http://uanews.ua.edu/2014/06/eight-ua-graduates-receive-fulbright-awards-for-study-teaching-abroad/.
There is no charge for the event, but attendees are asked to telephone 205-348-7392 so we’ll know how many to prepare for.