May 12, 2015: Nine Villanovans have been selected to receive 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, allowing them to serve as international cultural ambassadors by performing research or teaching English in foreign countries. Cristina Rocca '15 will conduct research in Mexico. The other eight scholars will serve as English Teahing Assistants: Brigid Connolly’15 in Costa Rica; Shondaray Ducheine’15 in Greece; Tiffany Ferrette '15 in Colombia; Rachel Finkelstein M.A. ’15 in Mexico; Bridget KileyB.A. ’13, M.S. ’15 in Greece; Richard Packer’15 in Turkey; Janine Perri’15 in South Korea; and Savannah Trifiro ’15 in Indonesia. Villanova is llisted among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students bythe Fulbright Program
May 4, 2015: Keith Martinez '15, Presidential Scholar, has been named a 2015 Truman Scholar. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to making a difference through public service. Keith is a Communication major and plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona.
Dec. 1, 2015: Stephen Sechler '14, Presidential Scholar, has been selected as a 2015 Mitchell Scholar. The George J. Mitchell Scholarship program seeks scholars who exemplify commitment to service, intellectual distinction, leadership, integrity, excellence, and fairness. Sechler majored in Electrical Engineering and will be studying Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin, engaged in research to develop improved auditory technology for the hearing-impaired.
Dec. 1, 2015: Nicholas Ader, '14, Presidential Scholar, 2013 DAAD-RISE scholar, and 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, has been chosen as a 2015 Marshall Scholar. Considered one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world, the Marshall Scholarship supports one year of study at any British university. Ader will work toward his PhD in molecular biology and neurobiology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Villanova One of Top Producers of Fulbright Awards
Villanova University Winners in National Fellowship Competitions
Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges.