Villanova is a strong presence in the national fellowship competitions. Since 1993, more than 950 Villanova students have applied for national fellowships. Of those, 258 advanced to finalist status while 144 received awards.
One mission of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships is to assist our students as they make their way through the fellowship application process, a challenging task that requires developing both a sense of self-awareness and a vision of the path ahead.
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships also administers the Presidential Scholarship Program and maintains an ever-growing list of scholarships, fellowships, research grants, and internships for our students to investigate. If you are a student interested in any of these opportunities, or if you are a faculty member working with a qualified, motivated student, please feel free to stop by our office in Garey Hall 38 or call at 610.519.5928.
2013 Nationally Competitive Scholarship Winners
Six Villanovans Awarded Presitigious Fulbright Scholarships
Six Villanovans, the largest single-year number in the University’s history, have been selected to receive 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants as a part of The Fulbright Program, a prestigious international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. Read More.
Villanova University Junior Stefan Johnson Named Recipient of Prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Villanova University junior Stefan Johnson ‘14 has been named as a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, marking the second consecutive year a Villanovan has received this prestigious honor. Read More.
Villanova Presidential Scholar Christine Fossaceca Awarded National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship
Villanova University Presidential Scholar Christine Fossaceca ’16 College of Engineering, a rising sophomore from Frederick, Md., has been named a recipient of a 2013 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship. Fossaceca plans to use her scholarship to pursue Korean language studies and computer engineering at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea during the spring 2014 semester. Read More.
Villanova Presidential Scholar Joana Petrescu Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Villanova University Presidential Scholar Joana Petrescu ’14 LAS, a rising senior from Warrington, Pa., has been named a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, making her the 9th female and 15th Villanovan overall since 1995 to receive the prestigious award. Read More.
Villanova Alumnus Scully Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Villanova University alumnus, Erik Scully ’11,’12 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), of Pittsburgh, Pa. has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation's 2013 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to continue pursuit of his Ph.D. in Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Read More.
Selection Committee member Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ivanley Noisette '12, and guest Skip Rutherford photo credit: Carol Clayton
Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellow, Colleen Knill, publishes article on Urban Youth and University Mentoring Partnership in Information for Action.
Fulbright Blogs: What Villanovans are doing during their Fulbright year!
- Kelly Stoner’s blog about her Fulbright year in Botswana to study African carnivore conservation.
- Mary Kulhowvick’s blog about her Fulbright year in Indonesia to teach English.
- Shreya Trivedi’s blog about her Fulbright year in Korea to teach English.
Letters from Kent Grosh in Nepal
2011-12 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, Kat Mayer's Blog about her Rotary year in Chile