Dr. Hugh McGuigan Scholarship 2020-2021

As a result of an initiative by Kunle Oguneye (‘97) and other international alumni, a scholarship fund was started in January 2018 in honor of Dr. Hugh McGuigan, retired Director of International Studies (1983-2008). The first one-time $1000 scholarships were awarded to two international students in spring 2020, and three new recipients were selected in spring 2021.


  • Full-time, degree-seeking international students on F-1 or J-1 visas who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students;
  • Completed at least 2 semesters at Valparaiso University;
  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.5 (graduate) when applying;
  • Exhibit leadership qualities

For assistance or inquiries, contact the Office of International Programs, Gandhi-King Center for Diversity & Global Engagement, Harre Union, 2nd floor, Suite 209. Ph: 219.464.5333; Email: international@valpo.edu

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Kavya Hari

Earning her Master’s Degree in IT in May 2021, Kavya worked as Teaching Assistant for different courses and also as an intern for the Office of International Programs. She has become a great resource for tips & advice to newly arrived international students.

Shreedhar Pandey

A Junior Bachelors student, Shree is serving as President for one of the largest student organizations, VISA (Valparaiso International Student Association). He has also been involved in working with many other organizations on campus.

Anand Agrawal

A Sophomore Bachelors student, Anand is serving as Vice president for VISA and as a Teaching Assistant. Anand also works as an OIP student Ambassador to help international students.

In April 2020, Estefany Bocangel Gamarra ’21, from Peru, and Sai Praneeth Gorintala ’20, from India, became the inaugural recipients of the Dr. Hugh McGuigan International Student Scholarship, a fund established to support international students at Valpo.

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