Resources for Applicants

Webinars & Information Sessions
Writing Resources
Faculty Mentors
Previous Recipients
Other Resources

Webinars & Information Sessions

Fulbright Tutorials
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program Tutorials offer a “Fulbright 101” — providing basic information about the program, applicant qualifications and application components.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Upcoming Webinars
Did you miss one?  Find the Recorded Webinars here.

USC Info Session Research & Fellowships Week: Fulbright U.S. Student Program with Recently Returned USC Alumni
AHF staff introduce the Fulbright Program and three alums share their tips after returning home. (Recorded November 2017)

USC Info Session: Fulbright U.S. Student Program with Alumni Ambassador Emmanuel Johnson
Fulbright Alumni Ambassador and current USC PhD student Emmanuel Johnson introduce Fulbright U.S. Student Program and share tips for applicants. (Recorded November 2016)

USC Info Session: Fulbright U.S. Student Program with Fulbright Outreach and Recruitment Manager Lora Seery
Lora Seery, Senior Program Officer at Institute of International Education, walks you through the Fulbright process and answers all of your questions in this 1.5 hour session. (Recorded May 2016)

USC Info Session: Research at the USC Libraries for Undergraduate Students
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Librarian Elizabeth Galoozis shares how undergraduates can utilize the USC libraries for research, class assignments and other projects.

USC Info Session: Research at the USC Libraries for Graduate Students
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Librarian Elizabeth Galoozis shares research resources that are available for graduate students at the USC libraries.

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Writing Resources

USC Spring Writing Workshop Series
Fulbright Writing Workshops are offered in partnership with The Writing Program in March and April. View schedule for upcoming sessions and access previously recorded workshops.

How to Choose Fulbright Grant Type and Country Brainstorm Worksheet
This handout offers guidance on how to narrow down which Fulbright opportunity and country are the best fit for you.

Fulbright Grant and Personal Statement Tips and Guidelines Handout
This resource guide, created by USC Academic Honors & Fellowships, offers important pieces of general advice that all potential Fulbright candidates should consider during the application process.

USC Info Session: Writing A Personal Statement 
USC Faculty from The Writing Program offer tips on how to write a personal statement that can be used for fellowships and graduate school. (Recorded November 2016)

AHF Summer Advisement Days
Our staff will meet with students during 30 minute one-on-one appointments to provide feedback on essay drafts.  You must register your application through USC to receive sign-up instructions.

Personal Statement Best Practices Handout
Authored by USC Writing Program Instructors: Tamara Luqué Black, Elizabeth Durst, Mandy Hobmeier, and Amy Meyerson

Make an Appointment with The Writing Center 
Our partners at USC’s Writing Center are looking forward to meeting with you! Be prepared by bringing your Fulbright essay prompts along with your drafts.

Writing Personal Statements Manual
This site offers sample personal statements and extensive writing recommendations from famed writing tutor, Joe Schall. This manual is available for free use by students, faculty, and other interested parties, and the intention is to make this material as widely available as possible.

“Lessons From Abroad” Conference Booklet
If you have already studied abroad, this is a good resource for you! Utilize the tools in this booklet, developed by our colleagues at Lessons From Abroad, to reflect on how an international experience  can enhance your collegiate and professional careers.  This booklet can assist you in the early stages of brainstorming as you discover new ways to work, teach, volunteer, or study abroad after graduation.

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Fulbright Faculty Mentors

A Fulbright faculty mentor is someone who knows you well as a person and also understands your academic ability.  For example, this may be your senior thesis supervisor or a faculty member you have taken several classes with. Ideally, your mentor should be willing to not only write one of your letters of recommendation, but also meet with you to review your Statement of Grant Purpose throughout your application preparation period.  A mentor should have expertise in the field in which you are proposing your Fulbright project.  It is an added benefit if they are also familiar with the country you are proposing to go.  (If they are not familiar with the country, it may be worth identifying an additional mentor who is.)  **Having a mentor is not a requirement of the Fulbright application, and mentor/mentee roles are created informally.  However, we STRONGLY suggest you identify a faculty member in your field who can help you with the feasibility of your project.

USC Experts Directory
Search USC faculty experts by name or topic.

Fulbright Scholar Directory
Search faculty by institution and field who have already won a Fulbright.

USC Faculty Mentors Page
List of faculty familiar with Fulbright by region and by field of study.

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Previous Fulbright Recipients

Fulbright Grantee Directory
Search for previous recipients by institution, field of study, host country and/or year.

Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors 
The Fulbright U.S. Student Alumni Ambassadors are trained to serve as representatives, recruiters and spokespersons for the Fulbright Program.

USC Fulbright Recipients 
All fellowships recipients are listed by year on our website.

Interviews with 2016-2017 USC Fulbright Recipients:

Other Resources

Fulbright Binder of Successful Essays
Stop by our office in STU 300 to review 100+ essays from USC students who were selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  No appointment needed.

AHF Fulbright Newsletter
The AHF Fulbright Newsletter is sent bi-weekly over the summer with the goal to provide tips and resources to help keep your application on track for Fall submission.  Only applicants who have registered through USC will receive the Newsletter.

Fulbridge is an organization that aims to connect Fulbright grantees and alumni (mainly ETAs) around the world.  **While ECA and IIE are aware of this organization, and are generally supportive of their efforts, this group is neither monitored nor vetted by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

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