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Fulbright Program

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program The U.S. Student Fulbright Program is now the largest exchange program in the country.

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How to Apply

Where Do I Apply?

If you are an enrolled full-time as a Saint Anselm College student, you must apply through one of the following faculty members:

Prof. Bede Bidlack
Saint Anselm College Fulbright Program Adviser
Email: bbidlack@anselm.edu

Fulbright Campus Committee Faculty:

  • Joseph Horton (Dean of Students) - Fulbright Recipient to Germany
  • Katherine Hoffman (Fine Arts) - Fulbright Recipient to Austria
  • Bede Bidlack (Theology) - Fulbright Recipient to Taiwan
  • Kimberly Kersey Asbury (Fine Arts) - Fulbright Recipient to Botswana
  • Loretta Brady (Psychology) - Fulbright Recipient to Cyprus
  • Sara Smits (Sociology)
  • Keith Williams (English) - Fulbright Recipient from Canada

You must meet the posted Campus Deadlines. Information and advising are available from the faculty listed on this info page for Saint Anselm College applicants. If you are not enrolled as a Saint Anselm student, you must apply as an at-large candidate directly to the Institute of International Education (IIE). At-large applicants should visit the Fulbright website for more information and an application.

    What Is Involved with the Application?

    • The application, which must be completed online, consists of the following:
    • Statement of grant purpose (one-page project proposal)
    • Personal Statement (one-page narrative)
    • Three academic references
    • Foreign Language Proficiency Evaluation (where required)
    • Portfolio of Your Work (Digital Images, Audio and/or Video Files--for creative and performing arts applicants only - see specific requirements)
    • Official transcripts from each college attended.
    • Letter(s) of Support or Affiliation (from faculty, researchers or universities overseas indicating that they have reviewed your proposal and can in some way be of assistance to you while you are abroad. These letters vary, depending on the proposal, but might, for example, be a letter of preliminary acceptance from a university where you would like to study, a letter from a library granting you access to archives, or a letter from a scholar with whom you wish to study.)

    To start the Fulbright application process, you must start your application online, indicating that you are applying through Saint Anselm College. Detailed instructions are available on the applicants page.

    Gathering Information

    A list of preliminary steps to take if you are interested in applying: 

    • Schedule an appointment with either the Fulbright Program Advisor at Saint Anselm College, Bede Bidlack (bbidlack@anselm.edu), or one of the campus committee members. This is your opportunity to ask more in-depth questions regarding the Fulbright application process and to brainstorm about your project ideas.
    • Take advantage of the resources on the Fulbright Program website (us.fulbrightonline.org). Here you can find directories of former winners with their project titles, current and archived Fulbright applicant newsletters, which include questions submitted by applicants and answered by program officers from IIE, and the most current information and program updates for the Fulbright Scholarship Program, Institute of International Education: www.fulbrightonline.org UK Fulbright Commission (for updates on U.K. program): www.fulbright.co.uk Additional site for Colleges and Universities outside the U.S.: http://univ.cc/
    • Consult your academic advisor and professors about your plans for graduate study. Get them acquainted with your ideas. The Fulbright Program Adviser can also help put you in touch with Saint Anselm faculty, staff, and students who have indicated a willingness to advise students with the Fulbright application process. Please do not hesitate to contact them.
    • Familiarize yourself with the educational resources (universities, research institutes, faculty, archives, etc.) available in the country of interest. If your proposal will include studying or conducting research at a particular overseas university or institute, it is your responsibility to gain admission or access to that institution. As such, Fulbright applicants should try to obtain detailed knowledge of programs, courses, or other educational opportunities (particularly faculty members) available at their chosen institution. The Study Abroad Office can help you get you started on this process.