Lovell ’16 Selected to Attend Fulbright U.K Summer Institute

The School is incredibly proud of Katherine Lovell ’16, who recently earned an invitation to attend a U.K Summer Fulbright Institute. For more information on the program and Katherine’s accomplishments as an undergraduate at Holy Cross, please read the following press release:

Worcester, Mass.—Two members of the Class of 2020 have been invited to attend U.K. Summer Fulbright Institutes during the summer of 2017.

Through these institutes, U.S. undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete attend a three or four week academic and cultural summer program at a highly regarded U.K. university. Students explore the culture, heritage and history of the U.K. and develop their academic abilities by improving their presentation, research and communication skills. The award covers the cost of each participant’s airfare, accommodations, and tuition and fees at the host university.

 Katherine Lovell ’20 – Durham University Summer Institute


Katherine Lovell ’20, of Hanover, N.H., has been chosen to attend a Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute at Durham University in the U.K.  One of six students selected to attend the institute, whose theme is “The Northern Borders of Empire to the Making of the Middle Ages,” Lovell will participate in excavations and standing building recording on sites along the northern edges of the old Roman frontier, gaining first-hand knowledge and experience of U.K. archaeological professional practice.  The institute will feature on-site seminars and workshops with experts that will explore cutting-edge concerns in archaeology and cultural history.

At Holy Cross, Lovell is considering pursuing a major in international studies or political science and minors in art history and education. Looking ahead, she hopes find a career that incorporates her passions for art history, education and public policy.

On campus, Lovell serves as secretary of her residence hall’s House Council and is a member of Partners in Action and the women’s varsity rowing team. Next year, she will serve as a student ambassador for Arts Transcending Borders.

These two awards come in addition to the twelve members of the Class of 2017 and one member of the Class of 2016 that have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2017-18 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross students have received a total of 92 Fulbrights, placing the College consistently among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars at the undergraduate level.

This year’s recipients are headed to Spain, the Philippines, Morocco, Taiwan, Ireland, Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Greece, South Africa and Nepal.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and established in 1946, is widely recognized as the most prestigious international exchange program in the world. The highly competitive grants are awarded on the basis of academic merit and professional promise.

Each year approximately 1,900 grants are awarded through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide.