Luther College senior Clara Wodny wins Sigma Tau Delta Study Abroad Scholarship
DECORAH, IOWA — Luther College student Clara Wodny, class of 2024, won a $2,000 Study Abroad Scholarship from Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. Wodny is currently studying away at the University of Nottingham in England.
The grant covers study abroad costs for undergraduate students studying English. Wodny, a double major in English and visual communication, won the scholarship by writing an essay about “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker for her application.
The scholarship has helped Wodny cover expenses while completing the Luther Nottingham, England Year. From September through June, up to 12 Luther students study away in Nottingham and take courses at the University of Nottingham. Students also take Luther courses, such as Paideia 450, in addition to taking a course where they have the opportunity to travel throughout the U.K.
“I joined Luther’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at the end of my first year, as I already had enough credits to meet the qualifications,” said Wodny. “I was part of the Luther group of 10 students that presented papers at this year’s annual Sigma Tau Delta Convention, which was held last April in Denver, where I had two papers accepted into the conference.”
As a part of the scholarship, Wodny will write a blog post about her study abroad experience for Sigma Tau Delta’s blog, WORDY by Nature, which is scheduled to be featured in the January 2024 blog.
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