Pictured: The UC Davis Fulbright Visiting Scholar community in 2015 at a Fulbright Enrichment Program: "The Oceans: Managing Critical Issues" in Monterey Bay, California.
The University of California, Davis, has received the 2019 Laspau University Award in recognition of its support and contribution in working with Laspau administered grantees.
Laspau (Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities) is an organization affiliated with Harvard University. Laspau connects individuals and institutions with global education opportunities through admissions testing, scholarship management, university development, and alliance building. For over a decade, Laspau has helped hundreds of universities identify ideal candidates, innovate teaching methods and improve their effectiveness.
Each year, UC Davis hosts Fulbright recipients from around the world, bringing international scholars and students here for collaborations that transform the campus community and build bridges across the globe. Laspau facilitates and administers a part of the Fulbright Program that provides grants to scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean for graduate study in the United States. Laspau acknowledged UC Davis for its "commitment to support exceptional educational opportunities for our grantees and for going above and beyond our expectations."
Wesley R. Young, director of Services for International Students and Scholars within Global Affairs, accepted a certificate of recognition on behalf the university at an Appreciation Breakfast on May 29 at this year's NAFSA (Association of International Educators) conference in Washington, DC.
For more information about Laspau and its programs, visit the Laspau website, or learn more about various external fellowships and grants by visting the Graduate Studies Financial Support page.
About Global Affairs at UC Davis
Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty studying and researching internationally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world's most pressing problems through more than 150 international partnerships.
Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is now in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.
About Graduate Studies at UC Davis
Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes over 100 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options, bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.
UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields: researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.
For information on Graduate Studies’ current strategic initiatives, visit the Graduate Studies strategic plan page.