Fellowship and Scholarship

The Center for Global Leadership provides financial support for VSB students engaged in a variety of international business activities. Funding is available under the following scholarship and fellowship programs:

Herbert G. Rammrath Semester Study-Abroad Scholarship

Each semester the center awards up to two $5,000 Rammrath Scholarships to VSB students who plan to study abroad. This program is open for applications at the beginning of each semester with preannounced deadlines in October and April for study-abroad participation the following semester.

Eligibility Requirements & Preferences:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Overall 3.0 or higher grade point average
  • Strong preference that the language of study abroad country is not English

Those interested in applying for these scholarships must submit a one page application in Microsoft Word addressing the following three questions:

  1. Why do you want to study abroad? What led you to choose your destination and program?
  2. What are your career plans and how do you see your study abroad experience enhancing these plans?
  3. How would receipt of this scholarship help you study abroad?

For more information contact Dr. Ken Taylor.

Herbert G. Rammrath Summer International Internship Scholarship

Each spring the center awards five-to-ten $1,000 Rammrath Scholarships to VSB students who plan to participate in one of our international internships during the following summer. Information on these programs can be found on the Office of International Studies website. Those interested in being considered for these scholarships have until the end of January to apply. In addition to the one-page scholarship essay, selection for these awards will be judged on the following criteria in descending order:

  1. Highest preference given to those students participating in an internship in a foreign language (e.g. Chile: Spanish; China: Mandarin; Spain: Spanish; Italy/AUR: Italian). The highest preference criterion requires having completed two years, or the equivalent, of the appropriate foreign language.
  2. Second level of preference will be given to those choosing a destination outside of Europe.
  3. Third level of preference will be given to those with highest relative financial need.
    Note: All applicants must:
    • Have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average
    • Be a VSB freshman, sophomore or junior

Those interested in applying for these scholarships are requested to prepare a one-page, double-spaced application addressing the following three questions:

  1. Why do you want to do an internship in a foreign country and what led you to choose your destination?
  2. What are your career plans and how do you see your foreign internship enhancing these plans?
  3. How would receipt of this scholarship help you study abroad?

Please place your name and student ID number at the top of the essay application. For more information contact Dr. Ken Taylor.

Herbert G. Rammrath Foreign VSB Student Scholarship

Each year the center, the Office of University Admission and the Office of Financial Assistance work together to identify a promising foreign student applicant to VSB. This endeavor results in an award valued at $5,000 a year for tuition charges incurred for coursework taken at Villanova University. This scholarship will be combined with the need-based financial aid that the student is eligible to receive. The recipient is entitled to receive the Herbert G. Rammrath Scholarship each year they attend the University, for a maximum of four consecutive years of undergraduate study, provided the following conditions are met:

  1. Student must remain a full-time student.
  2. Student must maintain good standing under the University’s Code of Conduct.
  3. Student must write a thank-you letter to Herb Rammrath, provide the center with a photograph and brief biography for center publications, and participate in an annual event honoring the benefactor.

Herbert G. Rammrath Foreign MBA International Program Scholarship

VSB’s Center for Global Leadership (CGL) is pleased to announce that several $1,000 Rammrath Scholarships will be awarded to MBA students participating in a VSB-sponsored international program each year.

Qualified MBA International Programs Include:

  1. Studies in International Business Program in Australia & New Zealand (Fall…travel winter break)
  2. The Italian Economy: Bocconi University SDA; Milan, Italy (Summer)
  3. Studies in International Business: Shanghai & Beijing, China (Summer)
  4. International Business Program in Dubai: Dubai, UAE (Fall… travel winter break)
  5. European Economic Seminar (Summer)
  6. Global Practicum Capstone – Course No 8920 (as a substitute for the Domestic Practicum for flex track students only – fast track students are not eligible). Note: this option is only offered during the spring term, so flex track students should use the August 1st deadline in applying for a spring-semester scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

A. No employer funding support
B. No previous participation in an international program
C. Cannot be an MBA Fellow
D. Satisfactory academic progress in program

The application deadline for summer programs is April 1. The application deadline for winter-break programs and the spring-term Global Practicum Capstone is August 1. Those interested in applying for these scholarships must submit their resume and a one page application addressing the following:

  1. What are your career plans and how do you see this international experience enhancing these plans?
  2. Please discuss your current financial needs and how this scholarship can assist you with achieving your goal of participating in the program. 

Please place your student ID number at the top of the page next to your name. Those interested are requested to send the one page application to the Kim Cahill, CGL Director, 2059 Bartley Hall, kimberly.cahill@villanova.edu. After the deadline, CGL will work with the VSB Graduate Programs Office to identify the award recipients.

Ron Cruse International Fellowship Program in memory of Sergey Kuzminykh

This is a university-wide program that annually awards up to two $6,250 fellowships for undergraduate student involvement in non-traditional global study and experience. These fellowship awards are intended to support compelling, unique, and potentially transformative experiences outside of the United States, preferably involving business or other organizations. There is a strong preference for destinations in the developing and emerging regions of the world. These fellowships are not intended to support internships for academic credit or Villanova sponsored mission or service trips.

To qualify for one of these fellowships, students must be nominated by a departmental chairperson or center director. For more information contact Associate Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs, Melinda German.

CGL International Service Scholarships – “Pay it Forward”

The Center for Global Leadership awards scholarships to VSB students who will participate in an international service trip during semester break or over the summer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should only be submitted after participation in the program is confirmed.


  1. Preference will be given to students demonstrating greatest financial need
  2. All applicants must be admitted to the program and have a 3.0 GPA
  3. Grants are awarded only once to an individual student during their time at Villanova
  4. A 1,000 word reflection paper about your experience will be due within two weeks of your return to the University. The paper is in the spirit of St. Augustine asking you to write about how the trip affected your mind and your heart.
  5. Students will agree to “pay it forward” and pledge to provide a check to the CGL International Service Scholarship within three years after graduation in the amount of their award. (Students will be asked to sign a promissory note but may defer the gift in cases of financial hardship.)


Those interested in applying for a scholarship must respond to the following questions:

  1. What is the name of your faculty advisor, location, travel dates, and a breakdown of the full cost of the program?
  2. How much funding are you requesting?
  3. What other grants or scholarships have you applied for?
  4. Please describe the work you will be doing.
  5. Please describe who will benefit from your work.
  6. Explain how international service will enhance your academic and professional goals.
  7. Briefly describe why you are interested in sponsoring a future scholar in this program and the estimated timeframe for when you would be able to contribute to this program.

Please place your name, banner ID, email and phone number at the top of your responses and email the scholarship application to Kim Cahill kimberly.cahill@villanova.edu.

For More Information

Center for Global Leadership
Villanova School of Business
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-4395

Jonathan Doh, PhD
Faculty Director

Kimberly A. Cahill

Kenneth Taylor, PhD
Associate Director

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator

2013-2014 CGL Annual Review

2013-2014 CGL Annual Review

Click here to view the 2013-2014 CGL Annual Review.