SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Santa Clara University is proud to announce that four Broncos have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships, and one junior has won a prized Udall Undergraduate Scholarship.
The strong showing in Fulbright awards means Santa Clara is on track to once again be named a “top producing” school for Fulbright scholars—a feat achieved by fewer than 5 percent of similar universities nationwide. It would be Santa Clara’s fifth such designation in the past six years. The Udall award represents Santa Clara’s third-ever such honor.
One graduating senior, Shawna Richardson ’18, and three Santa Clara University alumni—Lauren Cloward ’16, Erika Francks ’17, and Carson Whisler ’17—have each been offered Fulbright Scholarship grants to study or teach abroad during the next academic year. In addition, junior James Wang ’19 was chosen for a highly selective Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, which honors college sophomores and juniors who exhibit leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.
In addition, four other Santa Clara alumni or students are in the running for Fulbright Scholarships, with announcements expected soon.
“Santa Clara University is extremely proud of our outstanding Udall and Fulbright winners,” said University President Michael Engh, S.J. “The common thread in their hard-earned accomplishments is a desire to make the world a better, more sustainable place for all. We thank the faculty and mentors for helping to guide these students to become tremendous exemplars of SCU’s Jesuit ideals.”
The Fulbright Scholarship winners will travel to Lesotho, Taiwan, Burkina Faso, and Indonesia for projects ranging from teaching English to conducting research on solar microgrids or solar technologies, to investigating community-based climate adaptations.
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 9,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering; master’s degrees in business, education, counseling psychology, pastoral ministry, and theology; and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.