UNCW Senior to Cross the Pond for Fulbright Funded Graduate Studies

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Amanda Ceroli ’19 is “extremely happy” to have an answer for when she’s asked what she’s going to do after she graduates in May. She’ll be attending graduate school abroad on behalf of a Fulbright Research Grant.

The physics major will begin her work on a master’s in oceanography with a concentration in physical oceanography at the University of Southampton in September. But first, she will travel to Costa Rica with the Honors College and then on to Boulder, Colorado to present her senior research at the American Meteorological Society's Polar Science Conference. 

Ceroli attended UNCW for its highly acclaimed marine science programs and commitment to hands-on learning and faculty-student collaboration. “My campus visit solidified my decision to attend; I fell in love with the campus community, from the beauty of the campus to the friendly and supportive people within it,” she said.  

In addition to being an Honors student, Ceroli is president of Rotaract Club (a Rotary-sponsored service club for people ages 18-30) and a member of the Go Passionately Serve Christian Ministry Club. She also works as an office assistant in the Honors College and a scuba course student assistant. 

The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists. The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent graduates and master’s and doctoral candidates opportunities for personal development and international experiences.

UNCW was named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year among master’s institutions. Preparing students for post-graduation success and increasing post-graduation career placement are priorities as outlined in UNCW’s Strategic Plan

-- Caroline Cropp