The 2020 leg of Fulbright Philippines’ U.S. Scholarships Roadshow opens in Palawan on October 11, 2019. Puerto Princesa City will be the first stop in a series of provincial roadshows across the country. Fulbright Philippines’ Executive Director Julio Amador III is spearheading the event, which will travel to more than 20 cities and municipalities until 2020.
“We are excited to open the 2020 leg in Palawan as this is the first time in three years that we are doing a roadshow there,” Amador said. “We usually go around bigger metropolitan cities where the bulk of the potential scholars come from but this year, we want to explore the smaller cities and farther areas to give equal opportunities for everyone.”
The main goal of the scholarships roadshow is to promote the various Fulbright scholarships available to Filipinos. While information and resources are available on the Fulbright Philippines website (www.fulbright.org.ph), the roadshows serve as a platform for potential applicants to ask detailed questions about the Fulbright programs.
“We want to meet candidates who come from different backgrounds and who have not been given an opportunity to know about the Fulbright Program. In our experience, a lot of applicants only need the encouragement to apply, instead of just reading the information from our website. The roadshows give them a venue to ask questions about the details of the scholarship programs so they can actually decide which program best suits their personal and professional needs,” Amador said.
Aside from Palawan, Fulbright Philippines plans to hold provincial roadshows in Batangas, Mindoro, Isabela, Tuguegarao, Zambales, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Naga, Capiz, Aklan, Iloilo, Samar, Bohol, Davao, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, and Bukidnon. Sessions will also be scheduled in major Metro Manila cities to cater to participants from the greater Metro Manila area.
“We want to be inclusive and diverse in our lineup of applicants in our quest for brilliant and competitive scholars,” Amador said. “So if they can’t come to us, we will come to them. We want to personally be out there and bring the Fulbright experience closer to them. We want to try to reach the farthest areas of the Philippines and give them an opportunity to experience U.S. education for free.”
Aside from organizing these provincial roadshows, Fulbright Philippines is also open to conduct free information sessions to universities, academic institutions, and private organizations. Interested parties may send a letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join our U.S. Scholarships Roadshow in Puerto Princesa City, register for free at http://bit.ly/2lECRHY.