Villanova University Continues Legacy as Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

Villanova University

VILLANOVA, PA — For the 16th consecutive year, Villanova University has been recognized as a leading producer of Fulbright U.S. Students, affirming its ongoing commitment to academic excellence and global engagement. The prestigious Fulbright Program, established by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), facilitates international educational exchange and annually acknowledges top-producing institutions in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

In the 2023-2024 academic year, Villanova has proudly produced 27 Fulbright recipients. This achievement speaks volumes about the quality of education and the caliber of students at Villanova.

“I am delighted that Villanova once again has been named a top producer of Fulbright recipients,” said University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD. “Villanova’s success year after year is the result of the tireless efforts of the Center for Research and Fellowships and our remarkable students who are using what they have learned at Villanova to serve communities around the world.”

The Fulbright competition at Villanova is managed through the Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF). Currently, 33 of the 58 applicants from Villanova have been named semi-finalists for the award. They will be notified over the next three months if they are selected to go abroad during the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Fulbright Program, since its establishment in 1946, serves to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. It is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program, funded primarily through an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the ECA.

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The program has facilitated the exchange of over 400,000 people from all walks of life—recent university graduates, teachers, scientists, researchers, artists, and more. Fulbright scholars return to their home countries with an expanded worldview, deep appreciation for their host country, and a network of colleagues and friends.

The Fulbright Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide, partnering with governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations both abroad and in the United States. The ECA sponsors the Fulbright program, with several non-profit partners implementing and supporting the program on the Bureau’s behalf.

Villanova’s continued recognition as a top producer of Fulbright students is not just a testament to the university’s commitment to academic excellence, but also a reflection of its dedication to fostering global understanding and cooperation. As Villanova students spread their knowledge and experience across the globe, they also bring back invaluable insights and perspectives, enriching their home institution and community.

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