Fulbright Philippines’ kicks off the Mindanao leg of its 2020 U.S. Scholarships Roadshow on Saturday, at the Seda Abreeza Hotel in Davao City. The free information session is expecting over a hundred participants from the academe, government service, professionals from the private sectors, and students from various fields of study.
According to Joanne Fajardo, Fulbright Philippines’ Programs and Communications Officer, the partial list of registrants has already reached the hundred mark.
“As of today, we already have more than a hundred registrants. We had around 120 participants from last year’s Davao roadshow. This year, we are expecting more. We are very excited that more people are becoming interested in what the Fulbright Program has to offer in terms of scholarship opportunities to the United States,” Fajardo said.
The Davao session is only the first of many cities from Fulbright Philippines’ Mindanao leg. Sessions are currently being scheduled in Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Malaybalay City, and Butuan City. Fulbright scholarships roadshows are free events but online registration is required.
“We will be announcing the final dates for the other Mindanao cities very soon. We encourage everyone to follow Fulbright Philippines’ Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for the latest updates on our free sessions. The details, eligibility requirements, and application procedure for all of our scholarship programs are available on our website (fulbright.org.ph),” she said.
Fulbright Philippines is a bi-national commission which administers the Fulbright Program—a student exchange program which awards scholarship grants for Filipinos to the United States. The Fulbright Program aims to strengthen the relationship and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the Philippines by awarding study, lecturing, research grants, and fellowship. Currently, Fulbright Philippines facilitates seven scholarship programs for Filipinos and four scholarship programs for Americans.