UMass Amherst’s Office of National Scholarship Advisement

UMass Amherst’s Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) is offering virtual and in-person info sessions on the Fulbright scholarship, beginning immediately after spring break and offered repetitively until the end of the semester.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships to graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, scientists, and artists for one academic year abroad. Program participants pursue graduate (master’s degrees) or professional study, advanced research, or teach English in elementary and secondary schools or universities. Each year, approximately 1,600 Americans traveling to more than 140 countries receive support from Fulbright.

At the Fulbright General Info Session, an ONSA scholarship advisor will introduce the basics of the scholarship, such as eligibility, application components, and deadlines.

After this introductory session, you are invited to attend an in-depth session on How to Write a Fulbright Application (also offered through the remainder of the semester)—for those who are eligible and interested in applying for the scholarship. Our campus Fulbright pre-application submission deadline is June 1.

Check their calendar of events for sessions about Fulbright and other national scholarships, where you’ll find info session dates, times, and registration sign-up. Sessions are mostly held via Zoom, with a few in person (and with limited seating), and are led by ONSA scholarship advisors.




After attending a session, you may request an advising appointment via their online form. Have a quick question?  They have drop-in advising hours on Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on the third floor of the Commonwealth Honors College building.

By Phaneth Son
Phaneth Son