$1 million gift supports Farmer School study abroad

by Addie Rosenthal, The Farmer School of Business

The Farmer School of Business received a $1 million gift to the Roger L. Jenkins International Scholarship from The Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Foundation.

This gift increases the Andersons' contributions to this scholarship to $3 million, making it the largest named scholarship at the Farmer School of Business and one of the largest at Miami University.

The scholarship is open to all Farmer School students who are seeking a study abroad experience and will be awarded based upon academic merit and financial need. Funds may be applied to tuition, travel costs, room and board and incidental expenses.

"The benefits our students receive from study abroad experiences are life-changing,” said Matt Myers, Farmer School dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair of Business Leadership. “Dean Jenkins was dedicated to making this opportunity financially accessible to all Farmer School students, and we are grateful that his vision was shared by the Andersons.”
Myers added, “The Farmer School continues to benefit from my predecessor and the legacy of excellence he created. We are humbled by the thoughtfulness and timeliness of this gift and uplifted by the knowledge of the impact it will have on our students.”

Anderson graduated from the business school in 1947 with a major in accounting and served as chairman of the Farmer School’s Business Advisory Council. The Anderson family’s multimillion-dollar philanthropic support of the Farmer School has spanned nearly three decades and includes the endowment of two Anderson professorships and the Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series.

The Farmer School is a national leader in study abroad participation. Currently, approximately 60 percent of its students include an international program as a component of their undergraduate studies.