Communications Manager, Office of Graduate Programs
ATLANTA—Four Georgia State University students and a graduate are among those selected as fellowship recipients in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, setting a university record.
The Fulbright Student Fellowship provides students with the opportunity to live and work abroad. The five Georgia State recipients include two graduate students, two undergraduate students and one recent graduate. They are the largest number of Fulbright recipients to represent Georgia State simultaneously, surpassing the previous record number of four in 2016.
To be competitive for the fellowship, candidates must have an excellent academic background, demonstrate leadership in their respective fields and be willing to serve as ambassadors during this cultural exchange. Georgia State’s 2019-20 recipients are:
“For several years, Georgia State has endeavored to build a culture around encouraging our students to apply for the Fulbright Program,” said Katrina Helz, graduate fellowships adviser. “This achievement is a culmination of those efforts, a testament to the caliber of students we have and the value their experience brings to the world.”
The Fulbright Program is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program offers teaching, research or combination study/research awards and is supported by the United States, other participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations. The program operates in more than 140 countries.
The Fulbright scholars receive round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental costs based on the cost of living in that country as well as additional benefits determined by the country.
“We are extremely proud of our scholars,” said Jacob English, director of the Honor’s College’s Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. “Georgia State students are competing at a national level, and they have an opportunity to share their talents with the world. We are here to support their success from the ideation phase to the submission of their application. We focus on scholar development and storytelling to help students articulate the amazing experiences they’ve had while at Georgia State into a compelling application.”
Undergraduate students and recent graduates may contact English at email@example.com for assistance with their application. Graduate students should contact Helz in the Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org for help with this and any other fellowship applications.
Georgia State has had 44 Fulbright scholars, including the current class.