Among master’s institutions, Villanova is one of the top producers of Fulbright awards for U.S. students, reported the Institute of International Education (IIE). Three Villanova students (see below) received Fulbright grants for 2006-2007.
The October 20, 2006, issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education contains a special feature on the Fulbright Program. The article highlights the Fulbright Program’s new critical languages emphasis, and new opportunities that are available to Fulbright students through the Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Awards. It also includes the lists of “Top Producing” schools – those campuses in each Carnegie Classification that had the highest number of students who received Fulbright grants this year.
Not only is Villanova University one of this year’s top producing master’s institutions for U.S. Fulbright students, but the University also has the distinction of currently hosting one Visiting Scholar during the 2006-2007 academic year.
“Villanovans have fared extremely well in the Fulbright Program throughout the years,” said Jane Morris, director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at the University. “Since 1976, more than 30 Fulbright grants have been awarded to Villanova students and alumni. The College of Arts and Sciences has been well-represented among these Fulbright scholars. ”
According to the IIE, “[Villanova’s] strong support of the Fulbright Program is a clear indicator of Villanova University’s commitment to the value of international education in these complex times, and to the promotion of mutual understanding in the world. We thank you for your institution’s fantastic work, and your commitment to the Fulbright Program.”