Office of External & Competitive Scholarship Advisement

Fulbright Scholarship

Rollins is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students. Learn more about the Fulbright Scholarship, including eligibility requirements and application process.

About the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright program was instituted in 1946 to increase awareness between the people of the United States and other countries. Grants are made to citizens of participating countries primarily for university teaching, advanced research, graduate study, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral fellowships are available.

Applicants should be proficient in the language of the country they wish to study in, possess a high GPA, and have independent research. Recipients receive round-trip travel, tuition, living expenses, books, and a language orientation course when necessary for up to one year.

There are four grant opportunities available and the benefits of each one vary. Explore a complete list of grant types on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website. Most students choose to apply for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to teach English at any academic level alongside certified teachers or a study/research grant to complete an academic project. These opportunities are available in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Fulbright Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Fulbright Application Process (PDF)


Internal: Tuesday after Labor Day
External: Fall

Requirements For Eligibility

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
  • Applicants must be in good health
  • Applicants must be proficient in the language of the host country (if required as stated in country description) in order to effectively carry out the proposed study/research.

Application Checklist

Contact your Fulbright Program Advisor for your on-campus deadline. Continue to work with your campus representative during the application process.

Submit the Fulbright Grant application, which includes the items listed below:

  1. Completion of the online application to be accessed on the U.S. Fulbright Program website.
  2. A Personal Statement with a one-page limit
  3. A Statement of Grant Purpose with a one-page limit for ETAs or a two-page limit for Study/Research Grants
  4. Three reference evaluations/letters to be submitted electronically
  5. Official transcript(s) from Rollins College and all other colleges or universities you have received transfer credit from previously.
  6. Foreign Language self-assessment is required for certain programs
  7. Foreign Language Evaluation to be completed by a native speaker, preferably a Faculty or Staff member, to evaluate your language skills for the host country is required for certain programs.

Submit the supplementary materials to your campus representative. If you do not have a campus representative, you may send them directly to IIE.