The 2016 J. William Fulbright Graduate Scholarship is now open for applications.
A statement from the U.S. Embassy said it is pleased to announce the 2016 J. William Fulbright Graduate Scholarship Program for citizens of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
The scholarship pays for up to two years of graduate study in the United States.
Fulbright scholarship recipients are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential.
The statement said successful candidates earn a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), Master of Public Administration (MPA), or a Master of Law (LLM) degree.
It says scholarship recipients receive a tuition grant for their coursework and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses at their
host institution, adding that recipients will also receive roundtrip transportation and health benefits.
Fulbright recipients may also attend special enrichment activities throughout their program, which are excellent opportunities to network with fellow international Fulbright recipients and to interact with prominent Americans across a range of professional fields.