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Hull Fellowships

Cordell W. Hull International Fellows Fund

The Cordell Hull fellowships, administered by the University Honors Program, are awarded twice a year to support transformative international learning, leadership and service experiences for Honors students. The Hull Fellowship is limited to students in the University Honors Program. Completed applications for WINTER AND SPRING TRAVEL are due October 15. Completed applications for SUMMER AND FALL TRAVEL are due March 7.  This award is a reimbursement and students must submit appropriate documentation to receive the reimbursement. The Hull Fellowship application process is accessed online via the University Honors Program tab on Porches.

The Benefactor: Cordell W. Hull

Cordell W. Hull earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, with honors, at the University of Dayton in 1956 and was designated a 1994 Distinguished Alumnus of the University. Mr. Hull established the Hull Fellowship Fund in response to the vision of  Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M, then president of the University, who recognized the increasing need for experiential international learning for students at the University of Dayton.

Mr. Hull is the Founding Chairman (now Emeritus) and Senior Advisor to Infrastructure World LLC (IW). He previously retired from the Bechtel Group, serving for many years as a director, member of the Executive Committee, and a senior officer where he helped lead construction, engineering, development and investment activities for major infrastructure projects throughout the world. He has served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, chair of the Advisory Board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and on many corporate boards throughout the world. Mr. Hull earned his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Harvard Law School. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the Dominican University of California where he is a Trustee Emeritus.


The Hull Fund is intended to support distinctive individual and group experiences, programs, activities, and projects for University Honors students to learn, lead, and serve in an international setting within UD’s Catholic and Marianist traditions.

The Hull Fund supports research projects, study abroad programs, experiential learning opportunities and scholarly presentations that are integral to a student's course of study. These are experiences that promote multicultural and international learning and embrace a universal perspective.

Leadership includes, but is not limited to, active involvement in, and/or management of an international service project or agency, or a scholarly or professional organization where students develop skills, resources and compassion that are essential for effective leadership and conscientious service as good stewards both within and beyond the University.

Service is generally defined as active participation in any international project, activity or organization that strengthens community in the Catholic and Marianist spirit, embraces personal dignity, and values the environment and other aspects of the common good, all in the pursuit of peace and social justice.

Proposals that cross disciplines or combine elements of learning, leadership, and service are particularly encouraged.

Other Considerations

  • Priority consideration will be given to proposals for experiences of four weeks or more.
  • A student with fewer than 60 semester credit hours may apply for funding if he or she demonstrates that an early international experience best fits the student's academic plan and/or course of study.
  • A student with fewer than 6 Honors credits may apply if that student is an Honors Program member invited as a rising sophomore or a transfer student.
  • A student may apply for a Hull fellowship again if unsuccessful in previous attempts.
  • Priority consideration will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
  • Additional support for study abroad experiences may include the Boren and Gilman scholarships. For more information and descriptions of past University of Dayton recipients, go to Fellowship Advising and Fellowship Awards.

Honors Program

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