ONLY APPLICANTS WITH A 4.0 GPA OR IN HONORS PROGRAMS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
This is one of the big myths about the Fulbright program. There is no minimum GPA requirement for the Fulbright U.S. Student program. Academic achievement is only one of the factors that contribute to the selection of Fulbright Fellows. The National Screening Committee also looks for project feasibility, the strength of the project statement, affiliation, and community involvement, among other things. Considering Fulbright offers a wide variety of programs from English Teaching to Full Grants, FPAs should recruit students from across various departments and GPAs.
Recommendations for recruiting on campus:
(1) Work with your study abroad office to identify some candidates who have spent a period abroad.
(2) Work with your university's strengths. If you have a strong English or Film department, get the department involved in recruiting candidates.
(3) Contact various student clubs on campus and invite them to attend an information session on campus (e.g, student government, international relations, and multicultural clubs.)
(4) Working with graduate students or alumni is another avenue to explore. Many graduate students and alumni have received Fulbright student grants. Please note that you are free to work with your Alumni who wish to apply for grants. These students can apply through your School or "At-large." However, if you wish to learn of the outcome of their applications from IIE, they must apply through your campus process.