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49 Villanovans Recognized as 2022 Fulbright Semi-Finalists

49 Villanova students and alumni were recently named 2022 Semi-Finalists by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. This year’s conversion rate of 67% is the highest in Villanova’s history. The previous record was 64%, set in 2020. This group of Semi-Finalists includes undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni. They are diverse in terms of identities, colleges and fields of study. In total, 73 Villanovans completed applications to 33 countries. Students will be notified over the next three months if they will receive an award to go abroad during the 2022-23 academic year.

Villanova has been listed among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Winners for more than a decade. 2019 marked the largest single-year number of Fulbright grantees in the University’s history, with the selection of 33 students and alumni who received awards to teach, study or conduct research abroad. The Fulbright competition is administered at Villanova by the Center for Research and Fellowships, which provides guidance, preparation and support for students, alumni, faculty and staff pursuing prestigious national and international fellowships.

About the Fulbright Program

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Over 2,000 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in all fields of study are offered Fulbright grants to study, teach English and conduct research abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 160 countries throughout the world.

Fulbright is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, faculty and teachers to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the U.S. annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.

Visit the Fulbright Program website for more information.