International Studies

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The Olga Fischer-Proehl International Studies Scholarship, established by Jutta F. Anderson in honor of Olga Fischer-Proehl, a German business woman of great strength, courage, and perseverance who accepted an extraordinary challenge when her husband suddenly died during early post WWII years and when there were three children under twelve to be raised. She decided to continue running the foundry, Uerdinger Metallwerke Wilhelm Fischer, which the couple had started in the late thirties. She did so successfully for the next three decades. The scholarship shall be awarded to a woman student majoring in International Studies (for use during the junior or senior year). The scholarship shall be used to offset the additional tuition and fees incurred as a result of a semester abroad immersion experience required of all International Studies majors. This scholarship is intended to support an outstanding International Studies major who demonstrates intellectual curiosity, cultural sensitivity, maturity, and an eagerness to explore connections among an increasingly interconnected world.

The Melin International Studies Scholarship, established by John '70 and Barbara Melin and Bennett Melin,shall be awarded to one student majoring in International Studies, to manage and meet expenses related to tuition, travel, room and board, and living expenses while abroad. While the award shall be given to students with or without regard to demonstrated financial need, preference shall be given to students with financial need and who otherwise would not be able to afford the study abroad experience. The members of the International Studies Board shall elect one recipient, by application and interview, annually. First preference shall be given to an International Studies major undertaking an academic year, semester, or semester and a summer study in Africa, with further preference given to study in sub-Saharan African nations, such as Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, eSwatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, etc. If no eligible International Studies majors are identified, second preference shall be given to students of any major engaged in similar study (as described above) in Africa.

The Melin-Brownell International Studies Scholarship, established by John '70 and Barbara Melin and Bennett Melin,shall be awarded to one student majoring in International Studies, to manage and meet expenses related to tuition, travel, room and board, and living expenses while abroad. While the award shall be given to students with or without regard to demonstrated financial need, preference shall be given to students with financial need and who otherwise would not be able to afford the study abroad experience. The members of the International Studies Board shall elect one recipient, by application and interview, annually. First preference shall be given to an International Studies major undertaking an academic year, semester, or semester and a summer study in Africa, with further preference given to study in sub-Saharan African nations, such as Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, eSwatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, etc. If no eligible International Studies majors are identified, second preference shall be given to students of any major engaged in similar study (as described above) in Africa.

The Judith Schroeder '69 and Robert Suarez Scholarship, established by Judith Schroeder '69, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to female and minority students majoring in history and/or international studies.