Victoria McKinley Bigelow

Victoria McKinley Bigelow

University of Montana, Missoula, MT
M.P.A., Public Administration & Policy, 2020
B.A., Global Humanities and Religions and World History, 2014

Victoria is a recent graduate of the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration & Policy. Throughout her graduate studies, Victoria worked at the University of Montana’s Davidson Honors College where she advised and mentored honors students. Throughout her work, she grew a deep passion for supporting students from diverse backgrounds, and ensuring equitable opportunities for students. She has published papers in both the U.S. and in Greece observing rural honors education, student food insecurity, and equitable hiring policies at institutions of higher education.

With her Fulbright grant, Victoria will collect data from Greek high school students to understand students’ attitudes towards higher education. Through analysis and development, she hopes that her research will encourage Greek policymakers to create policy that supports students from underrepresented areas throughout the country to create more equitable opportunities for success for all students seeking higher education. She will be supported by the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a global cohort of academics and researchers based in Athens, throughout the grant period. The Institute will provide research oversight and help to facilitate her connections with the Greek Ministry of Education and with schools throughout the country. Victoria plans to present her Fulbright research at ATINER’s annual conference on global higher education, and subsequently publish her results through the Institute.

FULBRIGHT FOUNDATION - GREECE

Scholarships for US and Greek Citizens
Educational Advising / Study in the USA

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