Inform ONIF of Your Intentions to Apply

  1. Submit ONIF's Intent-to-Apply form by June 1, 2020. 

Start Your Fulbright Application (Opens in March 31 2020):

  1. Click here to reach the Slate Application portal.
  2. Enter your basic information.  
  3. Select Loyola Marymount University as the institution through which you are applying. Once you've done this, ONIF will see you in the system and will be able to contact you directly regarding important Fulbright announcements, workshops, etc. 
  4. Submit your availability for your campus interview by August 24, 2020. (Will open July 2020)

Campus Events:

Need to schedule your Foreign Language Evaluation?

Additional Resources:

Archive of the Prospective Fulbrighters Monthly Newsletter

Students and alumni who have expressed interest in applying to the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Program will receive a monthly email containing application tips and strategies, resources, and deadline reminders. 

Contact Cassidy Alvarado, Director of ONIF, with any questions. 

  • View the January 2020 Future Fulbrighters newsletter.

    If you no longer plan to apply for the upcoming cycle, please opt out here.

  • View the June 2019 post.

  • View the May 2019 post.

  • View the April 2019 post.

  • Message from the Director

    Dear Students, 

    Wow, I can’t believe August is upon us! We are in the home stretch of this application cycle and I am confident you can all make one final push to submit detailed, well-written applications. I am also incredibly proud of the drafts I have received thus far. If you are struggling or hitting a wall, please reach out. I am available for phone, Skype, or in-person meetings. Also, utilize your mentors as much as possible during these next four weeks. I look forward to reading your final application packages. Get to that finish line!

    Good luck, 

    Cassidy Alvarado

    Director of ONIF

    Congrats to Simone Wilson

    • Simone Wilson (Class of 2016, BA in Psychology) moved up from Alternate status to Grantee at the end of June. She left last month to teach English in South Korea. Congratulations Simone!


    • You MUST submit your Embark application by 11:59 p.m. on August 31*
      • Only ONIF will receive your online application and you can continue to make minor edits, after your campus interview.
    • Schedule your FLE by August 15 (if applicable)
      • FLE appointments will occur August 15-31, when faculty return to campus. However, you must schedule your appointment by the 15th.
        •  You’re invited to join ONIF’s LinkedIn group to connect with other prospective Fulbright applicants from LMU. Ask questions or start a discussion with your peers.

          *Unless you’ve received an authorized exception from ONIF or your mentor

        Last Chance Workshop for **NEW** ETA Applicants

        • Do you know any qualified LMU students or alumni who are interested in the 2019-20 ETA Program, but haven’t started the application process?
          • ONIF is hosting a 4-session workshop in the fall for students who “missed” the opportunity to apply over the summer.
          • Workshop attendees who satisfactorily complete the requirements are eligible to receive LMU’s endorsement.
          • Please share this registration link, which explains the workshop structure and purpose.
          • Send any questions to fellowships@lmu.edu.  

        Events & Deadlines


        If you no longer plan to apply for the upcoming cycle, please opt out here.

      • Inspirational Quote

        • “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” -Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and author

        Advice of the Month

        • Haven’t checked in with your mentor? It’s not too late! Connect with him or her, even if you feel behind! We’re here to help!
        • Have you…
          1. Reached out to your 3 recommenders and confirmed their support?
          2. Scheduled your language evaluation, if applicable?
          3. Corresponded with potential affiliations abroad, if needed?
          4. Created your Embark account?
          5. Emailed ONIF your waiver form?

        Events & Deadlines

        • July 1: Email (rough) drafts of your essays to ONIF via Word docs
          • These can be bullet points, incomplete sentences, or even general brainstorming, but send something to show you’re committed to applying!
          • Did your faculty mentor also request drafts?
        • Fulbright-led Applicant Webinars
          • General Q&A, July 11, 6pm ET
          • ETA Essays & Application Components, July 24, 6pm ET
          • Arts Portfolio & Application Components, July 25, 2pm ET
          • Study/Research Essay & Application Components, July 25, 6pm ET
          • August 24 at 12 p.m., Online: Before You Submit Webinar- In this final webinar, ONIF will provide last-minute tips and strategies to help you submit a polished application package
          • August 24 by 11:59 p.m.: Submit your campus interview availability
          • August 31 by 11:59 p.m.: CAMPUS DEADLINE- Submit all application materials in Embark!


          If you no longer plan to apply for the upcoming cycle, please opt out here.