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Five Santa Clara University Alumni and Students Win Fulbright and Udall Scholarships


Santa Clara University is
proud to announce
that four Broncos have been awarded Fulbright
Scholarships, and one junior has won a prized Udall Undergraduate

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

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

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