Faculty members from the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) who want to learn about becoming Fulbright scholars attended an orientation meeting in the afternoon of February 15, 2011 at USeP’s Knowledge for Development Center (KDC) building.
Dr. Sophremiano Antipolo, Fulbright-Humphrey Fellow from 1988 to 1989 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology welcomed everyone and shared his insights about Fulbright and the life-changing experience that each scholar goes through once they become scholars of the program.
Another CHED-MAEP Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Bonifacio Gabales Jr., also shared his experiences when he took up Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement from 2009 to 2010 at Kent State University.
Presentations from Ma. Angela Dizon and Yolanda Casas, Sr. Program Officer and Program Assistant of Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF), respectively, likewise gave an overview regarding Fulbright’s scholarship offers, requirements, subsidies, and other opportunities for faculty members who are aspiring to earn their masters or doctorates at universities throughout the United States.
PAEF envisions the advancement of international education and exchange between the United States and the Philippines, and further aims to provide post-secondary educational opportunities in the U.S for deserving Filipinos. Scholarship grants for Filipinos include Graduate Student Program, Advanced Research and University Lecturing Program, Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program, Ease-West Center Graduate Program, and Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program.
Dr. Edna H. Jalotjot, CHED-MAEP Fulbright Senior Research Fellow from 2007 to 2008 closed the said pre-education orientation program with words of acknowledgment to the attendees. (USeP Public Info. Office)