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Britt's childhood at an international school helped inspire her to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship

26/04/2024 |
2 min

Meet Britt (she/her). She loves travel, group sports and the creative outlet of writing – from stories to reflections, poetry and articles.

Originally from WA, Britt grew up attending an international school in Singapore where the value of different perspectives was instilled at a young age. So when she realised she wanted to study public health, it was only natural to explore options to live and study overseas. She’ll get to do just that later this year when she heads to Boston, Massachusetts to study a Master of Public Health (Accelerated) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Britt’s one of those people who is very grateful for opportunities to grow as a person in her career, saying,

I genuinely consider what I am doing as an extension of my dream life, it is more than I could have hoped for.
But that hasn’t stopped the doubts from creeping in, acknowledging that imposter syndrome is very real, especially when applying for the Fulbright Scholarship.

“My greatest reservation about applying was that it felt so unlikely that I would be successful that I almost did not apply. But I knew I would feel personally disappointed for not having at least given it a go.”

The process taught her about self-belief and to not be afraid of tall poppy syndrome culture.

Britt’s advice for those thinking of applying is this: “You never know if you never try. If you have a passion for something it is likely this will be reflected in your application. The Fulbright especially is a great scholarship to apply for as it emphasises personal values and ambassadorship rather than just achievements or academic excellence.”

Head to the Fulbright website to learn more and apply for a 2024/25 scholarship.

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