6 undergrads win scholarships to study overseas
The Institute of International Education has granted scholarships to six UC Irvine students who will study abroad this summer and fall.
The Institute of International Education has granted scholarships to six UC Irvine students as part of its Generation Study Abroad initiative. The funds will support UCI’s efforts to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, arts and math majors studying in foreign countries. The institute will award $7,500 to be matched by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts; the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences; The Henry Samueli School of Engineering; the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences; the School of Physical Sciences; and the Program in Public Health. The students are Keira Whitaker, who’ll study dance performance at Ireland’s University College Cork this fall; Vicki Au, who’ll study engineering at the University of Hong Kong this fall; Nerissa Del Rosario, who’ll study informatics at England’s University of Manchester this fall; AJ Hanania, who’ll study physics at New Zealand’s University of Auckland this fall; Donna Lu, who’ll study public health at Thailand’s Thammasat University this summer; and Charlene Tran, who’ll study biological sciences at Japan’s Osaka University this summer. The institute launched Generation Study Abroad in 2014 to double the number of U.S. students who study abroad each year. First-round scholarships went to 160 students at 26 partner colleges and universities.