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USF to Host Fulbright Day
April 19, 2012

The University of South Florida will launch its first USF Fulbright Day on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
In celebration of this landmark day, USF undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty will have the opportunity to hear directly from two Fulbright representatives from the International Institute of Education (IIE). See below for the complete press release by the Office of National Scholarships.

USF Fulbright Day – April 25, 2012
On Wednesday, April 25, the University of South Florida will celebrate Fulbright Day with a visit from two representatives from Fulbright/the International Institute of Education (IIE).  Mr. Walter Jackson and Mr. Andy Reiss will be speaking to students and faculty about the Fulbright Program. Jackson is the Program Manager for US Student Programs at Fulbright and Reiss is the Program Manager for the US Faculty (Scholar) Program at Fulbright. The Fulbright Program is a merit scholarship to fund postgraduate study, English teaching and field work abroad.

Two information sessions will be held on the USF Tampa campus. For Faculty (Scholars) an information session will be held in the TECO Room (College of Education) from 3pm to 5pm. For undergraduate and graduate students, an information session will be held in the Admissions Preview Room –ALN 185 from 3pm to 5pm. For 2011-2012 grant period, seven USF students were awarded English Teaching Assistantships and USF was recognized by IIE as one of Fulbright’s top producers of Fulbright scholars among U.S. research institutions. For the 2012-2013 grant period, three undergraduate students have been awarded post graduate study awards.

For more information about the Faculty (Scholars) Fulbright Program and to register for the session, please contact Dr. Maria Crummett at

To register for the undergraduate and graduate session, visit the Office of National Scholarships (ONS) website and click on Upcoming Events on the right hand side of the page.

The Office of National Scholarships identifies, recruits and mentors high achieving students to apply for national merit scholarships across all disciplines. The scholarships and fellowships are for creative, motivated and academically strong students who are leaders in and out of the classroom.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered by the Institute of International Education.

Contact: Lauren Schumacher

Office of National Scholarships
4202 E. Fowler Ave. ALN 244
Tampa, Florida 33620-5844
Tel: 813.974.3087