Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

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.

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.

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Nick Ader

Villanova Presidential Scholar Nicholas Ader Selected as a 2014 Goldwater Scholar!

Nicholas Ader ‘15 LAS, has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, making it the third consecutive year that a Villanova student has received this prestigious award. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award for students in the sciences, engineering and math. Nick is currently a double major in Biochemistry and Biology and hopes to pursue a PhD in Molecular Biology followed by a career in scientific research and academia. Congratulations Nick!

Jessic Wamala

Villanova University’s Jessica Wamala Wins Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

The third Rhodes Scholar in University history, Villanova student-athlete Jessica Wamala will study at Oxford University beginning in fall 2014

VILLANOVA, Pa., Nov. 25, 2013 – Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, on Saturday announced the names of the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the United States. Jessica Wamala (Milford, N.H.) became the third Villanova University student-athlete in the institution’s history to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Nnenna Lynch ’93 and Becky Spies ’95 – former Academic All-Americans and track and field/cross country standouts at Villanova – earned Rhodes Scholarships in 1992 and 1994, respectively. Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England, and may allow funding in some instances for four years.

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Villanova Presidential Scholar Joana Petrescu Selected As Prestigious 2014 Marshall Scholar

Scholarship Will Support Petrescu’s post-graduate research in cancer biology at the University of Cambridge, England

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University Presidential Scholar Joana Petrescu ’14 LAS, a senior from Warrington, Pa., has been named a 2014 recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, making her the first-ever Villanovan and one of only 34 college students nationwide selected to win this prestigious honor. The award will support two years of post-graduate research in cancer biology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
Garey Hall 38
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Jane Morris
Instructor; Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships

Kurt Davies
Assistant Director for Fellowships

Catherine Stecyk
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research

Hallie Martenson
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CURF Presentation on Scholarships

CURF Presentation on Scholarships