Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Past Grantees
Christa Giesecke
English Teaching Assistantship
Kerri Finnegan
English Teaching Assistantship
Frances Farrar
New Zealand
Charles Patterson
Political Science
Abigail Vining
English Teaching Assistantship

Lewis & Clark College

Fulbright Program Adviser

Jane Hunter
Professor of History
Miller 425
MSC 41, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 17, 2015

The US Congress created the Fulbright Program to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Recipients apply for specific programs, which may include university course work, independent research, or other special projects. The two main categories are English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) and Research Fellowships.

Eligibility: Seniors and recent graduate are invited to apply. In some countries, applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study.

Selection Process: Students must submit applications first to the L&C faculty representative and the campus committee. Applicants put forward by the College pass through the National Screening Committee to the supervising agencies abroad. Final selections are made by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. 

Instructions for Full Grant and ETA Applicants - Fall 2015

LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE Fulbright Deadline: September 17, 2015, 4:00 PM; the final Fulbright Deadline is October 14, 2015, 2:00 PM local time. 

Your Fulbright application and all supporting documents, including letters of affiliation and transcripts, must be submitted electronically. Please read the entire instruction sheet.

• Application Form: Please email a copy of your essays to Terry Moore at terry@lclark.edu by the LC deadline, Thursday, September 17, 2015. PLEASE NOTE:  YOU WILL NOT SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION ITSELF UNTIL AFTER INTERVIEWS AND FEEDBACK.

• Online Application: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usa/22/?QS=1

You will be asked to provide the following institutional information: Institution: Lewis and Clark College, Fulbright Program Advisor:Jane Hunter, hunter@lclark.edu, 503-768-7446

• Reference Letters: Letters must be submitted online.  Register your recommenders online.  This should be completed by the LC deadline.

• Transcript(s)*: Unofficial transcripts from every college/university you have attended must be submitted online. You may open any official transcript(s) to scan and upload to the “Transcript” page. This should be completed by the LC deadline.

• Overseas affiliation (if required)*: Establish contact(s) in your host country and obtain a letter from that contact for inclusion in your Fulbright application. The letter must be uploaded online by the LC deadline. [For more information about the affiliation: us.fulbrightonline.org/preparing_affiliation.html]

• Foreign Language Evaluation (if required): Must be completed by a professional language teacher, and submitted online. Register the evaluator online. This should be completed by the LC deadline.

• Campus Interviews: We will notify you of your interview appointment after the September 17 campus deadline. Interviews take place in late September/early October. You will be interviewed by a small faculty committee from a broad range of academic disciplines. The resulting evaluation of your application will be sent to Fulbright by our office. The committee will also provide you with feedback for revising your essays. After the interview, you will have approximately one week to make final changes to your application before submitting revisions to the LC Fulbright Program Advisor. The resulting evaluation of your application will be sent to Fulbright by our office.

• Applying from a Distance: Fulbright requires enrolled students to submit applications to the campus Fulbright Program Advisor by the campus deadline. If you are unable to be present in person for an interview during this period, you may still submit an application.  Telephone interviews and feedback will be provided.  Please contact Terry Moore at 1-503-768-7616 prior to 9/11/15 for assistance.

• Alumni Applications: Fulbright expects enrolled students to submit applications via the campus Fulbright Program Advisor and campus deadline. LC graduates who are no longer enrolled during Fall 2015 may participate in the campus review process (submit application to LC by campus deadline), thus benefiting from the feedback, revision, and evaluation process. Graduates may also choose to apply at-large (submit application directly to Fulbright by their deadline), but will forego the aforementioned benefits.

* Please notify our office if you need a scanner for your transcript(s) or letter(s) of affiliation. We will not be able to accommodate requests after September 11.

LC Fulbright Advisor: Jane Hunter, hunter@lclark.edu, 503-768-7446. 


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 



U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.