Miami students receive national scholarships to support study abroad programs

Several Miami University students have received national scholarships to support their study abroad programs this summer and fall.

Mallory Harr, a junior marketing and supply chain double major, received a Freeman-ASIA Award to support her summer program to Thailand through the Education Abroad Network.

Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg

Students enter the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg (photo by Scott Kissell).

Alexandra Adams, a senior chemical engineering and premedical studies co-major, and Katie Guirnalda, a senior early childhood education major, each received $1,000 Phi Kappa Phi Travel Grants. Adams will spend fall semester in Madrid, Spain, with IES Abroad (Institute for the International Education of Students). Guirnalda is participating in Miami’s English Language Learners (ELL) Summer Camp at the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg.

Miami has three students who received $2,000 Gilman Scholarships for fall semester.

Kemas Fauzi, a senior computer science major, will participate in the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology exchange program.

Cierra Farst, a sophomore media and culture and English double major, will spend fall semester at the University of Auckland in New Zealand through IES Abroad.

Foster Edens, a senior linguistics major, will participate in the Kansai Gaidai University Asian Studies Program exchange.

Karla Guinigundo, director of global partnerships in Global Initiatives, which made the announcement, said national scholarships can play a critical role in helping students cover study abroad costs.

“Students are encouraged to explore all funding options, both within Miami and through national organizations,” she said. The Education Abroad website includes links to national scholarships regularly pursued by Miami students as well as strategies for making cost-effective study abroad choices.