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Albright College Students Awarded Study Abroad Scholarships for 2017

Jan 11, 2017 • by Albright College
Albright College

Reading, Pa. – Sixteen Albright College students have been awarded scholarships – totaling more than $34,000 – for various overseas study opportunities in 2017.

Thirteen of those students received Santander Scholarships, given to high-achieving students with financial need. These scholarships are made possible through an agreement between the College and Santander Bank, N.A., for its Santander Universities division to provide funding to support scholarships for Albright students studying abroad.

The following students received $500 Santander scholarships for a faculty-led biological field study to Costa Rica during the January interim session:

Justin Hoffman ’18, a biochemistry major from Hatboro, Pa.Joshua Reeder ’18, a biology major from Lock Haven, Pa.Regina Whitfield ’18, an environmental science major from Dover, Pa.Teresa Mauro ’18, a biology/Spanish major from Philadelphia

The following students received $500 Santander scholarships for a faculty-led art and fashion trip to Rome, Florence, Paris and London following spring semester:

Tiana Van Leuven ’18, a fashion/design and merchandising major from Bushkill, Pa.Valerie Iacovino ’19, a fashion/design and merchandising major from Toms River, N.J.Anita Oskowiak ’19, a fashion merchandising major from Abington, Pa.Madison Rivers ’19, a fashion major from Meadowbrook, Pa.

Santander scholarships were also awarded to the following students:

Amalia Garcia Santiago ’18, a psychology/sociology/criminology major from Bethlehem, Pa., received $500 for a faculty-led trip to Ecuador during interim.Kola Adebola ’18, a business administration/marketing major from Huntington Station, N.Y., received $3,000 to spend spring semester in Cyprus.Emily Saxon ’18, a fashion merchandising/international business major from Gilbertsville, Pa., received $2,500 to spend spring semester in London.Mingma Sherpa ’18, a business administration major from Elmhurst, N.Y., received $2,000 to spend spring semester in South Korea.Kayhla Waters ’18, a computer science/digital media major from Nanticoke, Pa., received $5,000 to spend spring semester in Ireland.

Additionally, two students have received Albright Beall Scholarships for Study Abroad for spring semester. Katie Schmerse ’19, an early childhood education/Spanish major from Lancaster, Pa., received $6,000 to study in Spain. Ashley Holmes ’18, a Chinese/international business major from Lansdale, Pa., received $5,000 to study in China. The Beall award, made possible by the generosity of former Albright trustee Robert J. Beall, Ph.D. ’65, and his wife, Mary Ellen O’Connor Beall ’67, requires recipients to engage in service learning, volunteering, researching or interning while abroad that benefits the local community and increases the student’s engagement with the local culture.

Kristina Goshorn ’18, a Spanish/international relations major from Gettysburg, Pa., received two Albright scholarships – a $5,500 Betsy Kiddy International Study Fund scholarship and a$800 Ashley Adams Memorial Scholarship – for spring semester study in Chile. The Betsy Kiddy scholarship, named in honor of the late Albright professor of history and director of Latin American and Caribbean studies, supports students studying in South America. The Ashley Adams Scholarships requires students to take at least four semesters of a foreign language at Albright.

Study abroad is a key component of Albright’s well-regarded experiential learning curriculum. Recent years have seen Albright students study in Australia, Bhutan, Japan, Spain, Egypt, Ecuador and numerous other countries.

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