Rhodes Scholarship

Provides full financial support for a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford for those who demonstrate "outstanding scholarly achievements, [excellent] character, [a] commitment to others and to the common good, and...potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead." The Rhodes Scholarships are the "oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world."

See Notre Dame News for more information about Alexis and Grace.

Alexis Doyle

Alexis Doyle

Class of 2017, biological sciences and peace studies
Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar
Glynn Scholar
Hesburgh Program in Public Service


Grace Watkins

Grace Watkins

Class of 2017, philosophy
Kellogg Institute International Scholar
CUSE Sorin Scholar
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics minor






Fulbright U.S. Student Program


Seeks to build international cooperation and mutual understanding between the people of the US and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

Undergraduate and undergraduate alumni finalists are listed below. For information about graduate student finalists, please contact the Graduate School Office of Grants and Fellowships at gradgrants@nd.edu.


Study/Research Grant



Sara Abdel-Rahim, Greece
"Preparatory Education for Refugees - The Greek Case"


Class of 2017, Political Science

Kiley Adams, India
“Finding India's Missing Disabled Population”


"I have never been so holistically challenged before. Academically, my research is as complex as the lives it looks to describe. Personally, I must create and recreate parts of identity daily as my new culture constantly shifts the meaning I extract from  both myself and my surroundings. It has been immensely challenging in ways I never expected and likewise immensely fulfilling. I wouldn't trade the 100+ degree, mosquito-filled days for anything."


Class of 2017, Biological Sciences

Austin Hagwood, Papua New Guinea
“Spirit of the Sepik: Logging and Ethnobotany in Papua New Guinea”


Class of 2015, English

Matthew O’Neill, Germany
“Total Synthesis of Jerantinine: A Potential Cancer Therapeutic”


Class of 2017, Biochemistry

Rachel Wallace, United Kingdom
“Technology Entrepreneurship MSc at University College London”


Class of 2017, Environmental Engineering and Philosophy




English Teaching Assistantship 

Haley Adams, Poland


Class of 2017, Biological Sciences and Anthropology

David Arney, Poland


"My Fulbright experience in Poland has given me the opportunity to meet amazing fellow grantees, make new friends with my co-workers and students, and be exposed to different thoughts and ideas. Moving to a country that I had never visited before and experiencing its culture has allowed me to learn a lot about myself and forced me out of my comfort zone."


Class of 2017, Finance and Applied & Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Madeline Cole, Taiwan


"I am currently a Fulbright ETA in Yilan County, Taiwan.  This is my first time living in a country where I don't speak the language, and it's the first time I have visited Asia. Over the first three months of the program I have experienced an incredible amount of personal growth. The friends I have made prove that when you step out of your comfort zone, great things can happen! I have received incredible hospitality from the local community and have broadened my cultural horizons."


Class of 2016, History

Dana Drysdale, South Korea


"Teaching English in South Korea for the past two months has been an unforgettable and life-changing experience. I am so thankful that Fulbright allowed me to live in South Korea with a home stay family and teach English in an elementary school. Every day I am so impressed by my students and their kindness and excitement. It is wonderful to look forward to going to work every day!"


Class of 2017, English

Alexa Fedynsky, Brazil


Class of 2017, Anthropology, Spanish, and French

Bianca Fernandez de la Torre, Argentina


Class of 2011, Anthropology


John Gadient, Germany


Class of 2017, International Economics with German

Madeline Hahn, Spain


Class of 2016, Sociology and Spanish

Maya Jain, Peru


Class of 2017, Theology

Alex Joyce, Argentina


Class of 2017, Spanish and Film, Television, and Theatre


Claire Kouatli, Jordan


Class of 2017, Arabic and Pre-Health Studies


Lauren Morisseau, Rwanda


Class of 2015, Anthropology

Sarah Neuberger, Argentina


Class of 2016, Political Science

Joseph Rebagliati, Spain


Class of 2017, International Economics with Spanish

Peter Stankiewicz, Russia


Class of 2017, Biochemistry and Russian

Hansel Weihs, South Korea


Class of 2017, Aerospace Engineering and Japanese

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Supports a full graduate degree at the University of Cambridge for individuals with outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others.

Read more about John at Notre Dame News!

John Huber

John Huber

Class of 2017, applied and computational mathematics and statistics

Gilman Scholarship

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman Scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.

Read more about our Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 recipients via Notre Dame News! 

Tsz Yan Grace Chow (Spring 2017)

Class of 2018, finance and sociology
Notre Dame International London program

Pete Freeman (Fall 2016)

Class of 2018, sociologygender studies, and peace studies
Lilly Scholar
CUSE Sorin Scholar
Notre Dame International Rwanda program

Gabriel Higuera (Fall 2016)

Class of 2018, mechanical engineering
Notre Dame International Rome program
Notre Dame International London program

Gregory Jenn (Spring 2017)

Class of 2018, political science and romance languages and literatures
Latino Studies minor
Notre Dame International Bologna program

Joshua Pine (Spring 2017)

Class of 2019, political science and Chinese
Catholic Social Tradition minor
Notre Dame International Beijing program

Joseph Wells (Spring 2017)

Class of 2018, Program of Liberal Studies and Spanish
Business Economics minor
Notre Dame International Santiago program