Fulbright scholarship a prestigious award worth pursuing

Group of Fulbright scholars
Group of Fulbright scholars

For students dreaming of winning the cross-cultural holy grail that is the Fulbright scholarship – thus earning the fully-funded opportunity to research or teach overseas – there's good news and there's some tough news.

"The good news about the Fulbright is you can do whatever you want," says James Calcagno, a professor of anthropology at Loyola University in Chicago, who has coached students through the demanding Fulbright application process for about four years. "The tough news about that is the same: You can do whatever you want."