N.C. A&T Chosen for Nov. 18 Fulbright HBCU Virtual Event

By Jackie Torok / 11/18/2020 Academic Affairs

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 18, 2020) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has been chosen for the Fulbright HBCU Virtual Event for International Education Week 2020, set for Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The pilot event is open to only the 19 historically Black colleges and universities that were designated as an inaugural Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader for the 2018-19 Academic Year.

The interactive session serves as a way for Aggies to learn more about the types of Fulbright awards available and application components as well as to receive tips and answers to questions about the process.

A general Fulbright 101 presentation will be followed by a 15- to 30-minute breakout session with Alsace-Lorraine Gallop, A&T’s National Scholarships and Fellowships coordinator and Fulbright Program advisor in NCAT Extraordinary Opportunities, which is housed in the University Honors Program and open to all Aggies.

“First- and second-year Aggies, along with graduate students and alumni of all ages from undergraduate and master’s degree levels, are urged to participate in the event – not just third- and fourth-year undergraduates who are eligible to apply in late summer 2021 for the 2022-23 grant year,” said Gallop.

A&T, which boasts five Fulbright Program grant recipients and two grant finalists to date, also is represented in the ongoing 2020 Fulbright Program Adviser Development Initiative (FPA DI), which formally began in early March. Gallop was invited to apply for the 2020 FPA DI on behalf of A&T and selected to participate after a competitive selection process and institutional letter of support.

A&T was chosen for the Fulbright HBCU Virtual Event because of its designation as an inaugural Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader and because of Gallop’s participation in the FPA DI.

Led by the United States government in partnership with more than 160 countries worldwide, the Fulbright Program, established by Congress in 1946, offers international educational and cultural exchange programs for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach or pursue important research and professional projects.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program awards about 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

To register for the Fulbright HBCU Virtual Event, go to https://apply.iie.org/register/HBCULeaders.

Media Contact Information: jtorok@ncat.edu