We have just recently learned that two Ithaca College honors students have been awarded Fulbright teaching assistantships for 2015-16. Karly Placek (class of 2015), a Documentary Studies major, anthropology minor, and a member of the Honors Program, was awarded an ETA award to Malaysia; and Abby Jamiel (class of 2011), an Art History major and member of the Honors Program, was awarded an ETA award to South Africa. Congratulations!
Honors students in particular have a great track record when it comes to winning Fulbright awards, which place you in countries around the world, either performing your own research or serving as an English teaching assistant. Applications for the 2016-17 academic year are due this coming September, so if you are a rising senior now would be a great time to start preparing. The application process itself is not intimidating, and Professor Hugh Egan, faculty liaison for students seeking competitive external awards, is here to help guide you through it. If are interested in applying in this next cycle of applications, get in touch with him (firstname.lastname@example.org) before you leave campus this year. Check out the student spotlight on Grace Wivell ’14 who is in Indonesia on a Fulbright right now. Professor Egan also has information about other competitive external grants, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and Mitchell fellowships. It is never too early to learn about competitive external grants.