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






Truman Scholarship

Supports juniors, interested in Graduate School, who have evidenced their ability and passion to be a “Change Agent” – namely through efficacious leadership, commitment to public service, and notable academic achievement.

Rebecca Blais

Class of 2018, Political Science
Student Body President


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"

Sara Abdel Rahim





Class of 2017, Political Science


Check out an article written by Sara related to her Fulbright experience! 

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

Kiley Adams

"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”

Rachel Wallace


Class of 2017, Environmental Engineering and Philosophy










English Teaching Assistantship 

Haley Adams, Poland

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Class of 2017, Biological Sciences and Anthropology

David Arney, Poland

David Arney

"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

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"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

Dana Drysdale

"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

Alexa Fedynsky



Class of 2017, Anthropology, Spanish, and French

Bianca Fernandez de la Torre, Argentina







Class of 2011, Anthropology


John Gadient, Germany

John Gad






Class of 2017, International Economics with German

Madeline Hahn, Spain

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Class of 2016, Sociology and Spanish, ESS Minor

Maya Jain, Peru

Maya Jain






Class of 2017, Theology

Alex Joyce, Argentina

Alexandra Joyce






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


Claire Kouatli, Jordan

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Class of 2017, Arabic and Pre-Health Studies


Lauren Morisseau, Rwanda

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Class of 2015, Anthropology

Sarah Neuberger, Argentina

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Class of 2016, Political Science, ESS minor

Joseph Rebagliati, Spain

Joseph Rebagliati






Class of 2017, International Economics with Spanish

Peter Stankiewicz, Russia

Peter Stankiewicz






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

US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

Provide first-year students and sophomores the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

William Huffman, Glasgow School of Art and University of Strathclyde

Will Huffman

Class of 2020
"I learned far more about Scotland than I ever thought I would, and had an incredible three weeks."

Boren Scholarship

Provides support to undergraduates pursuing the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad programs and critical to national security.

Tajae Turner

Class of 2018, International Relations and Affairs
Peace Studies and Middle Eastern Studies Minors

Goldwater Scholarship

For outstanding sophomores and juniors who have exceptional potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.

Michael Foley (recipient)
Braeden Benedict (honorable mention)
Matthew McGoldrick (honorable mention)
Katie Gallagher (honorable mention)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Funds graduate study for seniors and recent alumni who plan to pursue research-oriented graduate degrees in STEM or social sciences.

Bradley Bowles

Bradley Bowles

Class of 2017, Biological Sciences
Brownsburg, Indiana

Julia Butterfield

Julia Butterfield

Class of 2017, Mechanical Engineering
Carmichael, California

Paulina Eberts

Paulina Eberts

Class of 2017, Chemical Engineering 
Columbus, Ohio

Sreeraahul Kancherla 

Sreeraahul Kancherla

Class of 2017, Mathematics and Economics double major 
Kellogg International Scholar
Sorin Scholar
Waxhaw, North Carolina

Luce Scholars Program

Eighteen young Americans of outstanding promise are sent each year to the Far East for professional apprenticeships under the guidance of leading Asians in the interest of improving American understanding of Asia. 

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Cassidy McDonald

Class of 2017, Marketing
Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy Minor

Udall Scholarship

"Provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government."

Dominic Acri 250

Dominic Acri

Class of 2018, Neuroscience and Behavior
Building Bridges Mentorship Program Participant
Balfour-Hesburgh Scholar

Yenching Academy

For students to pursue a one-year masters program in humanities, social sciences, or law at Peking University in China.

Dominic Romeo

Romeo Domenic

Class of 2014, Political Science and Chinese double major  
Turlock, California

Teresa Kennedy

Teresa Kennedy

Class of 2016, Anthropology and Peace Studies double major
Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Jinggang (Jenny) Ng

Ng Jenny

Class of 2017, Political Science
Sai Kung, Hong Kong