Jorge Dominguez's profile
The Fulbright LASPAU Scholarship
Latin American studies professor Jorge I. Dominguez taught at Harvard University, where he began his career in 1972. He also received his MA and PhD from Harvard, where he was awarded a prize for best dissertation. Jorge Dominguez served twice on the board of trustees for the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU), which awards the prestigious Fulbright LASPAU scholarship.

The Fulbright LASPAU scholarship is designed assist qualified Latin American students to enroll in U.S. universities. Among others, Guatemalans may be beneficiaries. The scholarship gives Guatemalan university professors the opportunity to earn their master's or doctorate in the United States. Open only to Guatemalan citizens, the award is very competitive and requires that recipients are dedicated to improving their field of study upon their return to Guatemala after receiving their degree.

The eligibility requirements for the Fulbright LASPAU scholarship in Guatemala are stringent. Candidates must be citizens of Guatemala and currently residing there, with priority being given to those living in rural areas. The applicant must hold a bachelor's or master's, with grades in the class’ top 15 percent. Command of the English language must be demonstrated to the Advanced level, both orally and written, but those with little or no experience with the United States will receive priority status. Candidates who have previously studied in the US are ineligible.

Professor Maria Estefania, of the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, was selected as the 2018 Fulbright LASPAU recipient and is currently studying for her master's in toxicology at Iowa State University. More information on past Fulbright LASPAU alumni may be found on social media.
The Fulbright LASPAU Scholarship
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