Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.  The program is designed to “increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and people of other countries.”
A candidate must: 
  • present a strong academic or professional record
  • demonstrate language preparation
  • demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed study/research or teaching assistantship project
  • provide personal qualifications
  • apply through their university if they are a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student
Year of Application
Senior or Graduate
Pre-Application Process
To be considered a CMU nominee, candidates must complete and submit the pre-application to Maureen Harke at the National Scholarship Program, harke1ma@cmich.edu. An on-campus Fulbright seletion committee will review all pre-applications and make a nomination decision. The National Scholarship Program Coordinator will contact students with the committee's decision and if nominated additional information will accompany the nomination notification.

Individuals who are not currently enrolled at a university may apply through their alma mater, provided that the institution is willing and able to accommodate alumni applications​. CMU alumi have the option to apply “at large” without the endorsement and assistance of the National Scholarship Program but there may be benefits to applying through our program. Contact the Coordinator to learn more. 
Application Process
The National Scholarship Program provides guidance to students who have been officially nominated to compete for a Fulbright grant. All nominees are required to complete an interview with the CMU Fulbright campus committee prior to submitting their official Fulbright application. Students cannot complete the application process without this interview.

CMU nominees must submit the 1-5 page Fulbright application, language forms, three (3) letters of recommendation, transcripts, and other supporting credentials to the National Scholarship Program.  Program staff will finish preparing and send the official application on behalf of the university and the student.
Application Deadlines
For campus and national deadlines, click here.

Official Website
CMU Contacts
  • Phame Camarena, Ph.D., - Director, University Honors and National Scholarship Program, (989) 774-3902, phame.camarena@cmich.edu
  • Maureen Harke, Ph.D. - Coordinator, National Scholarship Program, (989) 774-3902, harke1ma@cmich.edu