Tuesday, May 06, 2008

IPE Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Named

Jessica Bruce, IPE '08, has been named Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Jessica, a senior IPE/Economics major from Colorado, will use this scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom when she returns from her two year commitment as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benen (Western Africa). According to the UPS Fellowships website ...
The Rotary Scholarship is sponsored by the Rotary Foundation to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program depends upon enthusiastic, responsible scholars who will talk about their experiences abroad. The scholarships provide for study abroad in one of the more than 160 countries and 34 geographical regions where Rotary clubs are located. Some 1,200 scholarships of various types are available from clubs worldwide. The value of each scholarship and local availability varies. Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for one academic year abroad and provide up to US $23,000 [now $24,000] or its equivalent.

During their studies abroad, Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars act as ambassadors of goodwill. Through appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, schools, civic organizations, and other forums, the scholars represent their homelands and improve international understanding.

Congratulations to Jessica!

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