Learn more about the Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools program

When applications are received by IREX through the Online Application System, each application is screened for technical eligibility. After confirming that applicants meet the eligibility criteria, an independent committee of experts reviews the applications.

Applications are evaluated on overall quality, the applicant’s demonstrated capacity for leadership and impact, expressed statement of need for the applicant, school and community, and overall quality of the application.

Other criteria include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to K-12 education in the United States;
  • Professional and educational experience and demonstration of leadership;
  • Articulated plans for leveraging program experience for the improvement of education in the applicant’s home school and community upon completion of the program, especially for underserved student populations;
  • Ability to express goals and ideas clearly and effectively. 

The independent committee reads and reviews applications and makes nomination recommendations. The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board approves all final nominations.

All applicants will receive notification of a selection decision by email, whether they have been selected or not.

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