Fulbright Commission Hosts BBQ for Polish Fulbright Alumni

meeting for Polish alumni of the Fulbright Program

On September 8th, Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law spoke at the meeting for Polish alumni of the Fulbright Program organized by the U.S.-Polish Fulbright Commission and U.S. Embassy Warsaw. Polish academics from universities from all over Poland took part in the barbecue. Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission Justyna Janiszewska encouraged Polish Fulbright alumni to promote the program in their communities, help each other and strengthen the Commission in Poland.

Fulbright is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world. It was initiated by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic exchange. So far over 370,000 students and scientists participated in the program in over 160 countries. In Poland, the Fulbright Program has offered scholarships since 1959 owing to joint financial effort of both countries: the USA and Poland. Since its conception, more than 4,000 Poles have participated in the program.

Why is it worth applying to the Fulbright Program? Fulbright scholars are awarded scholarships from four to nine months long, which allow them to study or do research at American universities – the best in the world, renowned for their academic excellence, high quality facilities and resources.

Fulbright is a life-changing experience, both in professional and personal lives. Fulbright scholars make contacts that last for many years, and their U.S. experience helps them progress in their careers.

The Fulbright Program is synonymous with excellence. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, arts and science, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics.  They have won 54 Nobel Prizes, and 82 Pulitzer Prizes33 Fulbright alumni have served as heads of state or government.

In Poland, Fulbright scholarships are addressed to researchers and students who want to pursue master or doctoral studies in the USA.

You can find more information about scholarships and deadlines here: http://www.fulbright.edu.pl/pl/category/programy/dla-polakow/