The Fairfield Fulbright Story

More than 60 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 41 majors and 16 interdisciplinary minors ranging from biology and nursing to philosophy and politics have won Fulbrights. Fairfield seniors from all disciplines are invited to apply.

Important Information for the Fulbright 2014-2015 Application
The deadline to submit your 2014-2015 Fulbright application through Fairfield University is Friday, September 13, 2013. 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. You will then have until Wednesday, October 9, 2013 to submit revised applications. Fulbright advisers will submit all completed applications to the Fulbright US Student Programs office by Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

Check out these helpful tips on how to write your Fulbright essay. 

For more information, contact Dr. Janie Leatherman, Professor of Politics, by e-mail or phone, (203) 254-4000, ext. 3429 or Jermain Griffin, Associate Director of International Studies, by e-mail or phone, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2865.

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


2012 Fulbright awardees