Recent Scholarship Recipients
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Amber Richards (’19) was one of seventy-five students nationwide to receive Study Abroad Grants through the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society during this past year. These grants are awarded to students with a GPA of 3.75 and above who wish to seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying away. For more information on these grants, click here. Congratulations, Amber!
Updated November 2018
General External Scholarships
Congratulations to the following students for earning scholarships for Fall 2018!
Paige Balut – IES Vienna ($1,000)
Marisa Etzell – James Cook University ($2,000)
Sharlaine Hesira – SIT-IHP Climate Change ($2,960)
Tran Hoang – CIEE London ($1,500)
Moses Mbugua – CIEE Paris ($750)
For more information about general external scholarships, click here.
Updated November 2018
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Ayana Freeman (’21) was awarded a $3,500 Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship for her semester in Trinidad and Tobago this spring. The Gilman scholarship provides funding for students who receive a Pell Grant to study away, especially to those studying a critical language such as Korean, Turkish, Hindi, or Russian while abroad. For more information, click here. Congratulations, Ayana!
Updated March 2019
More Global Education Topics
How important is it for American students to spend time learning overseas? Read More of this New York Times article.
Check out these articles about how studying away can boost your resume and your job opportunities!
5 Ways Studying Abroad Can Help Your Career
An IES Abroad Study shows that study away enhances one’s opportunity to find jobs sooner after graduation – and at a higher salary!
Check out this article about top-paying liberal arts majors. Another excellent reason to study a foreign language abroad!
Five more PLU grads (all Study Away alums!) received Fulbrights in Spring 2014, bringing the university’s total to an even 100.
Since 1961, PLU has produced more than 250 Peace Corps volunteers. This year, Pacific Lutheran University ranks No. 22 on Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Colleges for small schools. See the full list of schools.
During summer 2014, six Lutes traveled to Namibia to film a documentary about the nine Namibians who studied at PLU in the 1990s.
A recent FBI video warns American students of how they could be made recruiting targets by foreign intelligence agencies. Read more in this New York Times article.
On December 19th, 2013, the Wang Center received the Carol Sheffels Quigg Award for Excellence and Innovation supporting “projects to enhance the quality, efficiencies and sustainable practices” of our Study Away programs and office.
In the most recent Open Doors study published by the Institute of International Education, PLU ranked #9 amongst US Master’s Institutions for undergraduate participation in study abroad.
Included among the delegation of Namibian dignitaries touring the Pacific Lutheran University campus in 2013 was a proud alumnus, Edwin Tjiramba, who delighted in sharing his fond memories of PLU. Read more.
Global Washington is a non-profit, membership based organization committed to strengthening the global development sector of Washington State. In the past year, Global Washington began to explore the importance of global education, specifically for Washington students, and discovered the significance of global understanding in today’s world. The Global Education Initiative, a subcommittee of Global WA, recently released a report outlining the state of global education in Washington, providing a rationale for global education, highlighting best practices, and presenting recommendations for improvement. Read the Executive Summary
Mural in Trinidad
PLU’s Chris Jordan painted a fantastic mural at a local boys’ school while studying away in Trinidad & Tobago during Spring semester 2014.
The Parkland Community Mural Project, founded by study away alum and Wang Grant recipient Saiyare Refaei, was completed August 2014!