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Fellowship and Scholarship

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

Freeman Foundation International Internship Scholarship

The Center is pleased to announce the Freeman Foundation Scholarship awards of $5,000 to Villanova students who plan to study abroad and complete an internship in Asia.

Eligibility Requirements & Preferences:

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required; International students may be funded if they not interning in their home country
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Overall 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Locations must be in East or Southeast Asia and include an internship component

For more details, contact Kim Cahill (

Apply online:

Application deadline: Summer – February 15th; Fall – April 15th; Spring – October 15th

Herbert G. Rammrath Semester Study-Abroad Scholarship

Each semester, the center awards several 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 of October 15th and April 15th 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

For more details, contact Kim Cahill,

Herbert G. Rammrath Summer International Internship Scholarship

Each spring, the center awards Rammrath Scholarships to VSB students who plan to participate in one of our international internships during the summer. Information on these programs can be found on the Office of Education Abroad website. Those interested in being considered for these scholarships have until February 15th to apply. In addition to the one-page scholarship essay, selection for these awards will be judged on the following criteria in descending order:

  • 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.
  • Second level of preference will be given to those choosing a destination outside of Europe.
  • 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

For more information, contact Kim Cahill,

Apply online:

Herbert G. Rammrath International VSB Student Scholarship

The Moran Center for Global Leadership is pleased to announce that at least two $2,500 Rammrath Scholarships will be awarded to VSB international students for the coming academic year. The application deadline is April 15th.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Overall 3.0 or higher-grade point average; and
  • Foreign student visa holder.

For more information, please contact, Kim Cahill

Apply online:

Herbert G. Rammrath Foreign MBA International Program Scholarship

The center awards several $1,000 Rammrath Scholarships to MBA students participating in a VSB-sponsored international program each year.

Qualified MBA International Programs Include elective immersions and the Global Practicum Capstone for flex track students only.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • No employer funding support
  • No previous participation in an international program
  • Satisfactory academic progress in program

The application deadline for summer programs is April 1st. The application deadline for winter-break programs and the spring-term Global Practicum Capstone is October 1st.

For more information, please contact Kim Cahill

Ron Cruse International Fellowship Program in memory of Sergey Kuzminykh

This is a university-wide program that annually awards up to two $5,000 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 provide a letter of recommendation from a professor or staff member. For more information, contact the Moran Center for Global Leadership Director, Kim Cahill. The application deadline is March 1st.

International Service Scholarships – “Pay it Forward”

The Moran 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.


  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating greatest financial need
  • All applicants must be admitted to the program and have a 3.0 GPA
  • Grants are awarded only once to an individual student during their time at Villanova
  • 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.
  • Students will agree to “pay it forward” and pledge to provide a check to the Moran Center for Global Leadership 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 and your resume to Kim Cahill

For More Information

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

Jonathan Doh, PhD
Co-Faculty Director, for The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership

Kimberly A. Cahill

Michelle Casario, PhD
Co-Faculty Director, for The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership

Gloria Angel
Program Administrator

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator