|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||September 19, 2012 (noon) (Includes References and Evaluations)
|Campus Interview:||September 24, 25, and 27; October 1 and 2, 2012 (anticipated)
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||October 15, 2012 (noon)
|Campus Contact:||Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research|
*Information derived from http://us.fulbrightonline.org
Resources for Fulbright Applicants:
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. In most cases, English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grantees are assigned various activities designed to strengthen English language instruction by establishing a native speaker presence to improve the students’ language abilities and knowledge of the United States. At the same time, U.S. participants are encouraged to conduct community work, gain from intensive cross-cultural interactions, and possibly increase their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant activities may include:
See the Participating Country Summary for details on placements, responsibilities and opportunities for research or coursework. All Fulbright ETA affiliations will be made by either the Fulbright Commission or the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in the host country.
Last year, approximately 870 awards were made in 70 countries from 4,500 applications.
English Teaching Assistantship grantees will be provided with round-trip transportation; maintenance for the academic year; supplemental health and accident coverage; tuition assistance, in some cases; and language or orientation programs, where appropriate.
For complete details please visit the "Eligibility" portion of the Fulbright website.
Bowdoin's Initial Application Process.
Parts B - E
Pages 1 to 5
|Statement of Grant Purpose (one typed, single-spaced page). Please see "Tips for ETA Applicants" on the Fulbright website for guidance and formatting instructions.
|Online Application Pages 7-8
||Letters of Affiliation**. (Not applicable to English Teaching Assistants)
|Personal Statement (one typed, single-spaced page). Please see "Tips for ETA Applicants" on the Fulbright website for guidance and formatting instructions.
|Language Self Evaluation** (Form 7).
|Critical Language Enhancement Award Supplementary Form** (Form 7A). Will follow Personal Statement, if applicant answers "yes" to Preliminary Question #4.|
|Form 11**||Creative and Performing Arts Supplementary Materials Form** (will follow pages listed above, if applicant answers 'yes' to Preliminary Question #5)|
|Transcript(s). Uploads of unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary schools. Please see "Tips for ETA Applicants" for more detailed instructions.
Part F (References and Evaluation)
**Indicates "if applicable"
Bowdoin is required to rate all Bowdoin applicants (scale is from 1 - 4; 1 = exceptional, 4 = not recommended); this is accomplished through a brief interview. If all of the above materials are submitted on time, you will be scheduled for a campus interview. Once the interview is complete, it is your responsibility to continue revising your application in preparation for the final submission (see "Final Bowdoin deadline" above).
Materials for Final Application. By the "Final Bowdoin Deadline" (see above) applicants must electronically submit their completed Fulbright application. Please note that the "Final Bowdoin Deadline" is several days earlier than the submission deadline posted on the Fulbright website to allow the Office of Student Fellowships and Research the needed time to process your application before releasing it to Fulbright. Without exception, Bowdoin students are expected to meet the "Final Bowdoin Deadline." A complete Fulbright ETA application includes:
|Forms 1 - 3||Basic Data|
|Form 4||Student Record Form|
|Form 5||Statement of Grant Purpose|
|Form 6||Personal Statement|
|Form 7**||Language Self-Evaluation|
|Form 7A**||Critical Language Enhancement Award Supplementary Form**|
|Form 8**||Foreign Language Evaluation**|
||(3) ETA Reference Forms|
|Uploads of unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended (this includes study-abroad institutions).|
**Indicates if applicable
Laura Armstrong '12
Armstrong coupled a history major with a teaching minor during her time at Bowdoin. She will teach English part-time and hopes to volunteer with at least two types of organizations — one focused on women’s issues and a second aimed at promoting sustainable business or conservation. Armstrong is also eager to learn more about Costa Rican public art. After her Fulbright experience, she plans to complete her teaching certificate in high school social studies through Bowdoin’s Teacher Scholars Program and says she would one day love to use her Spanish language skills teaching in a bilingual school. (Read more)
Elijah Garrard '12
Garrard graduated with a double major in Spanish and Latin American studies and a minor in film studies. He first became interested in language teaching while studying abroad in Buenos Aires, where he worked as an English tutor with adult members of the Kolla indigenous community. While in Argentina, in addition to teaching English, he plans to involve local children in a community art project, teaching them to tell personal and family stories through the medium of comics. He also hopes to organize an oral history project to record the stories of community members and older citizens in particular. Upon completing his Fulbright, Garrard intends to continue teaching English in the U.S. and abroad, possibly as a member of the Peace Corps. In the future, he expects to pursue an advanced degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages or Spanish. (Read more)
For a comprehensive list of Bowdoin fellowship winners, click here.