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NSO Events Fall 2022

The National Scholarship Office will present information sessions on the following awards throughout the fall semester. Click on the name of the award to go to the award program’s website and click on “Register here!” to register for our sessions. Zoom links will be provided to those who register.  Opportunities for undergraduates are notated in green […]

Fulbright Spotlight: Kunal Kapoor

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program operates in over 160 countries worldwide. Over 2,000 grants are given to graduating seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students to conduct research, carry out […]

Boren Spotlight: Spence Graves

When Spence Graves (‘22, Master’s in Public Administration) received a Boren Fellowship for Dakar, Senegal they never thought that one of their most memorable moments would have been a soccer game.  In early February, Senegal played against Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations. Spence was at a small neighborhood restaurant, where people were packed […]

Three VCU Alumni Selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Three Virginia Commonwealth University alumni have been selected as recipients for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Octavia Christopher, Michael Portillo, and Sofia Syed, all spring 2022 graduates, were selected as recipients of the Fulbright grant. Christopher studied biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences, Portillo studied economics in the […]

Fulbright Spotlight: Laura Booth

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program operates in over 160 countries worldwide. Over 2,000 grants are given to graduating seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students to conduct research, carry out […]

Three VCU Students Selected for SMART Scholarship

Three Virginia Commonwealth University students have received the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship, a prestigious honor that will allow them to gain hands-on experience at one of over 200 innovative laboratories across the Army, Navy, Air Force and larger Department of Defense. Lars Axberg, a sophomore studying mechanical engineering […]

How to Apply Workshop Series: May 2022

Do you want to apply for a national scholarship, but not sure where to start? Attend the NSO’s How to Apply Workshop Series! The NSO is offering a FREE workshop series that will prepare participants to tackle major applications for postgraduate scholarships, including the Fulbright U.S. Student program, the Rhodes Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, Gates […]

VCU Student Selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

A Virginia Commonwealth University student has been selected for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and three VCU students received honorable mentions. Kavya Puthuveetil, a senior studying Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, was selected for the NSF GRFP, as was Jensen Wainwright, who received her BS in Anthropology in […]

Fulbright Spotlight: Cydni Gordon

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program operates in over 160 countries worldwide. Over 2,000 grants are given to graduating seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students to conduct research, carry out […]

VCU Student Selected for the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute Fellowship

Oscar Kemp, a junior in the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University, was selected for the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute Fellowship Program. He will be one of 24 college juniors to participate in the summer institute at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.  […]

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