23 Villanovans Win Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for 2023-24

Villanova University

VILLANOVA, PA —The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2023-24, with 23 Villanova University students and alumni receiving the competitive grant. In addition to the 23 award recipients, 7 Villanovans were selected as alternates and 15 earned recognition as semi-finalists.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering students grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad. Villanova has been listed among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students for more than a decade—a list highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. From 2016-22, 116 Villanovans received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards.

“As Fulbright Students, these remarkable Villanovans will be positively impacting and engaging with communities around the world through their research and teaching,” said University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD. “On behalf of our entire community, I congratulate the Villanova students and alumni recognized by this prestigious program and the dedicated faculty and staff who supported them throughout the selection process.”

Fulbright recipients meet, work with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction in the classroom, field, home and in daily tasks. These experiences allow the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website to learn more.

The Fulbright competition at Villanova is open to all current undergraduate, graduate, professional students and alumni, and is administered by the University’s Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF). Students and alumni create an application for the fellowship program under the direction of the CRF team—which provides both one-on-one consultations and group support throughout the application process, including conceptualization of projects, writing and revising proposals, and interview preparation and practice.

Villanova students and alumni interested in applying for external awards, including the Fulbright, should visit the CRF website for more information.

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