The grant the Park Alumni Society gave me to study abroad was a great help. It enabled me to go to a place that is truly a world treasure, the Galapagos Islands, for environmental study. Without the grant, I cannot fathom having been able to go. It is comforting to know that we have that kind of willingness and support from the Park Alumni.— Greg Wilson '10
In keeping with its mission to "encourage a continual flow of outstanding applicants to the Park Scholarship and contribute toward their educational needs while enrolled," the PAS board has selected Study Abroad as an important program need to support. As more students look at semester exchanges, and more employers and graduate programs place value on these experiences, supporting this opportunity helps raise the prestige of the scholarship while providing a real benefit to scholars.
Since it was established in 2007, the program has already awarded 27 stipends, and plan to award at least 10 stipends per year going forward. The stipends will be applicable toward travel costs for Park Scholars who are participating in a Study Abroad exchange approved through the University.