Internationalization & Global Engagement
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Students interested in receiving an international fellowship or scholarship post-graduation or external financial support for an education abroad experience through Emerson College may apply for one of the following awards in the Office of Internationalization & Global Engagement (IGE):
- Fulbright Program
- Marshall Scholarship
- Point Scholarship
- The Gilman Scholarship
- The Rhodes Scholarships
"The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers."
View the eligibility requirements on the Fulbright website.
How to Apply
Visit the Fulbright website for information on getting started, application components, application tips, and more. Students should also view the tutorial videos offered on the Fulbright website. The application for the 2016-2017 academic year opened on March 26, 2015.
Emerson College's Internal Deadline for 2015-2016 Fulbright Applications is on September 15, 2015. The Assistant Vice President of International and Global Engagement, anthony_pinderemerson [dot] edu (subject: Fulbright%20Question) (Anthony Pinder), is Emerson College's Fulbright Program Administrator.
More About the Fulbright Program
"In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright introduced a bill in the United States Congress that called for the use of surplus war property to fund the 'promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.' On August 1, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law, and Congress created the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government.
From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The world has been transformed in ensuing decades, but the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission."
"Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success."
View the eligibility information on the Marshall Scholarship website.
How to Apply
Candidates must create an account on the Marshall Scholarship website to apply. More information on the application process, as well as some frequently asked questions, can be found on the Marshall Scholarship website.
Emerson College's Internal Deadline for the 2016 Marshall Scholarship is on September 1, 2015. The Assistant Vice President of International and Global Engagement, anthony_pinderemerson [dot] edu (subject: Marshall%20Scholarship%20Question) (Anthony Pinder), is Emerson College's Marshall Scholarship advisor.
More About the Marshall Scholarship
"Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honour of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.
Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. The Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In the US the selection process is managed by the regional Consulates General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and in Washington DC by the British Embassy."
"Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Point Foundation seeks the partnership of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations to supply financial support, professional guidance and a network of contacts for LGBTQ undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students."
View the eligibility information on the Point Foundation website.
How to Apply
Students interested in applying for a Point Scholarship should view the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Point Foundation website. Students must apply online for this scholarship. Please see anthony_pinderemerson [dot] edu (subject: Point%20Scholarship%20Question) (Anthony Pinder), the Assistant Vice President of Internationalization and Global Engagement, for more information.
The 2016-2017 Point Scholarship application is currently closed.
More About the Point Foundation and Point Scholarship
"Point Scholars have a proven track record of leadership and scholastic achievement along with a strong desire to make a difference in the world. Point Foundation believes these scholars are the future of the next generation of the LGBTQ community.
Very strong academic performance is one characteristic that Point seeks in all its applicants and subsequent scholars. Additionally, proven leadership skills and the desire to make a difference in the world are highly valued. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, financial need, marginalization, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration. Point is a champion for equal access to higher education for all persons of any race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression."
The Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
View the eligibility information on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.
How to Apply
Students interested in applying for a Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship should view the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Gilman website. Students must apply online for this scholarship. Please see anthony_pinderemerson [dot] edu (subject: Gilman%20Scholarship%20Question) (Anthony Pinder), the Assistant Vice President of International and Global Engagement, for more information.
Annual Deadline: April 6 (Fall Programs) / October 5 (Spring Programs)
"The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Applicants from more than 300 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, even after a century of competition, a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly supplied a successful applicant."
How to Apply
The internal Emerson College deadline is on September 5, 2015. Please contact anthony_pinderemerson [dot] edu (subject: Rhodes%20Scholarship%20Question) (Anthony Pinder), Assistant Vice President of International and Global Engagement, for more information.
More About the Rhodes Scholarships
"Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The first American Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904."