Austin College offers a distinctive, individualized advising and mentoring program for students interested in prestigious scholarships and fellowships.
Connections: Our faculty and staff serve as part of the national review boards for a variety of prestigious scholarships and fellowships. Many more are alumni of the same programs. We bring in-depth knowledge to these competitions.
Recruitment: Students are connected with appropriate opportunities throughout their AC careers. We help students find all relevant programs.
Mentoring: Faculty and staff supervise applications through development to final editing to ensure that what’s submitted is as competitive as possible.
Results: Austin College has an astonishing rate of success for an institution our size. In the last five years:
• We have produced more Fulbrights per-capita than any institution in Texas.
• Four Boren Scholarship Winners
• A Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
• A Udall Fellow
• An NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Cameron Behal ‘11
Cameron Behal graduated in 2011 with majors in international relations and Spanish, prior to working in South Korea for two years with the Fulbright Scholarship. Subsequent to Fulbright, Cameron served in the Marine Corps as Scout Sniper Platoon Commander and later Intelligence Officer at 2d Battalion, 6th Marines. He has recently transitioned out of the… [Read More]
Cherie Oertel ’09
My identity came a bit unraveled in Spain. It was my first year outside the role of “student”. It was the first time I felt painfully inarticulate and confronted by the kind of striking aloneness that happens when you are a stranger in a new country. I spent an embarrassing amount of time alone, furtively eating… [Read More]
RonAmber Deloney ’03
Becoming a Fulbright scholar handed me the world in a way I had never imagined. Places that I had only known on maps or classroom globes became cities I knew like the back of my hand. My favorite coffee shop was not the Starbucks up the road but a corner café in Southeast Berlin. I… [Read More]
Christiana Bay ’11
Austin College fosters an environment which asks students to push their boundaries in an attempt to be more open-minded, well-rounded and accepting. This ‘beyond the classroom’ type initiative helped mold me to educate, share, learn and grow; eventually leading to one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life: Fulbright Korea. From the lifetime friends… [Read More]
Brittnay Connor ’14
Austin College taught me to think about my community and how I could affect change to make society more equitable. My Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Colombia taught me to think about my global community and the impact I could have on it. Without AC, Fulbright never would have been on my radar. Between my JanTerm in Cuba… [Read More]
Victoria Briscoe O’Connor ’13
My experience as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) was incredibly rewarding, allowed me to continue learning about other cultures, and helped affirm my desire to pursue a career as a mental health therapist. As a student at Austin College, I studied psychology and Spanish. I went on JanTerms to Argentina and Spain, and took… [Read More]
Phyllis Goode ’16
Phyllis Goode graduated in 2016 with majors in International Relations and EALC-Chinese. While a student at AC, Phyllis was the recipient of a GO Fellowship to do research in Taiwan on Sirayan cultural preservation efforts and a Sumner Foundation Scholarship for her work in political science. She spent the 2014-2015 school year abroad in China… [Read More]
Shelby Turner ’15
Shelby Turner graduated in 2015 with a double major in Japanese and Chinese. She spent her senior year engaged in an honors project, a translation of Taiwanese author Zhu Tianwen’s short story, “Little Bi’s Story,” which she is currently revising for publication. Shelby is currently living in Tokyo as a participant in the JET program.
Brittany Subialdea ’17
Brittany Subialdea graduated in 2017 with a double major in EALC-Japanese and Computer Science. She studied abroad in Japan in Spring 2016, supported by the prestigious Boren Scholarship. Brittany is currently in a Ph.D. program in computer science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Brittany Dimock ’17
Brittany Dimock majored in East Asian Languages and Cultures with a concentration in Chinese, and graduated in 2017. During her time at AC, she was an active member of the Aussies Dance Team, a CL, and served as a TA for intro Chinese. She studied abroad in China from 2015-2016 supported by $20,000 from the… [Read More]
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Links of Interest
- Boren Awards
- Fulbright Awards | Fulbright Stats
- Gilman Scholarships
- Peace Corps Program
- Fellowships & Scholarships
Award Winner Profiles
- Students Awarded Prestigious Scholarships April 2018
- Fulbright Recipients: A Closer Look November 2016
- Prestigious Scholarships Create Global Ambassadors June 2015
- Students Win Prestigious Awards June 2014