Join thousands of fellow alumni and friends of Fulbright as a member of the Fulbright Association. The Fulbright Association is the official U.S. alumni association representing the 125,000 U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. The Association is dedicated to promoting the flagship program for international educational and cultural exchange; enriching the experiences of visiting Fulbright students, teachers, and scholars in their host communities; and fostering a global network of Fulbright alumni.
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Membership Benefits


Support future generations of Fulbrighters by securing program funding through our alumni advocacy campaigns. Receive advocacy alerts and share your Fulbright stories to ensure that our community’s voice is heard.


Engage with Fulbright alumni and global leaders at 200+ local and national events annually; connect with Fulbrighters through our alumni directory; and meet inspiring speakers at our Annual Conference, Leadership Lecture Series, Lifetime Achievement dinners,  TEDxFulbright events, and more.


Receive timely updates regarding Fulbright Association and chapter activity and news alerts about national grant and international research funding. Stay abreast of trends in international education and learn about opportunities to support exchange programs and share your transformational Fulbright experience.


Give back by participating in our mission-driven programs, including special invitations to our people-to-people Insight Tours, hands-on Alumni Corps service trips, and chapter service programs.

Professional Development

Enjoy inspiring speakers and research at our local and national lecture series. Experience mentoring for career advancement and cultural enrichment with alumni and visiting Fulbrighters at chapter programs in your area.

Individual Membership Levels

The Fulbright Association offer several levels of individual membership. When you choose to join or renew your membership, you will be asked to select the membership type that best describes your status.

  • Standard individual membership – $70/year: For those who have received a Fulbright scholarship and wish to pay on an annual basis.
  • Newly returned alumni: Membership is free for one year for Fulbrighters who are not currently members of the Fulbright Association and completed their first Fulbright program within the last 12 months.
  • Young professionals – $25/year: For Fulbright alumni age 34 or younger who wish to pay on an annual basis.
  • Seniors – $25/year: For Fulbright alumni age 65 or older who wish to pay on an annual basis.
  • Friend of Fulbright – $70/year: For individuals who have not received a Fulbright scholarship, but are supporters of the program and international exchange.
  • Lifetime Membership – $1,500: For individuals who wish to have a lifetime membership in the Fulbright Association. This option never requires renewal, and payment may be divided into three annual installments of $500.