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Record-breaking year for Mountaineers winning academic scholarships, fellowships and awards

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In 2018, Fulbright Scholars from WVU doubled compared to last year's five winners. 

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Thirty students at West Virginia University have broken records for their academic work, by winning 11 prestigious awards, scholarships and fellowships in 2018. With opportunities ranging from studying abroad to educating incarcerated people, studying black holes to gun ownership/violence in America, these students exemplify WVU’s mission to lead through local, state and global engagement. 

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“The selection committees for these incredible scholarships recognize that WVU's best and brightest students are competitive with students from anywhere in the country. It is such a privilege to get to know these young men and women, and to work alongside our terrific faculty advisors. We're so proud of them for showing the world what amazing students we have." Amy B. Cyphert, Director of WVU’s ASPIRE Office

Two of the students, Emma Harrison (Truman Scholar, Rhodes Finalist and Civic Newman Fellow) and Adam Craig (winner of Critical Language Scholarship) can be contacted for additional comment or interviews at or

Links to original stories: 

Record number of WVU students receive Fulbright Scholarships

Record number of WVU students named Gilman Scholars

Air Force veteran wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Three WVU students named Rhodes finalists

Record number of WVU students awarded NSF research fellowships

Two WVU students awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Four WVU students to study abroad as Boren scholars

Student focused on prison education reform named WVU’s 23rd Truman Scholar

Engineering graduate is WVU’s third Marshall Scholar

WVU graduate awarded international scholarship to study in China

Recent graduate named WVU’s first Gates Cambridge Scholar

Target audiences
High school administrators
High school guidance counselors
Parents of high school students
Current and potential WVU students 



CONTACT: Amy B. Cyphert, Director of WVU ASPIRE Office

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