Fulbright Personal Statement VS Study Objectives 2019 & 2020
Based on years of experience with Fulbright applicants, the common question we hear from students is: What is the difference between Fulbright Personal Statement and Study or Research Objectives? Therefore, for the 2019 Fulbright Applications, we have decided to write the key main points that students need to know while writing their Fulbright Personal Statement and Research Objectives.
What are the key points of Fulbright Personal Statement? The Fulbright Personal Statement should cover the following points:
- Who you are (background education/ family/ life experiences.
- Why you want to by pursuing this degree program/ Fulbright Scholarship.
- How will you benefit Pakistan after coming back with the degree ( kind of a brief action plan of what u intend to do)
- It should connect with your Study Objective and demonstrate practical steps that you intend to take.
Fulbright Study Objective should have the following ingredients:
- What is your topic of interest (not the degree u want to do) and what research/ study you will do on it
- Narrow down to the specific within that field, and what and why it interests you. You can quote some known professor/ researcher/ achiever who is from that field to show your depth of knowledge and aspiration towards this field
- Second portion of your SP/RO should talk about the degree program u intend to take and what specifically will be your topic of interest in that. Here you also need to relate briefly how ur previous CS experience relates to a Education in technology degree. This connect can be established through the volunteer/ paid work u have done in LUMS and other places.
- Lastly, you need to touch upon how this learning is essential for Pakistan……this demonstrates the need for a skill you plan to acquire…. It can come in the form of a comparison, or a reality check of whether that knowledge is missing in Pakistan or is it too expensive to acquire for an average Pakistani.