Undergraduates Selected to Receive Prestigious Scholarship for International Study
August 27, 2010
Paige Ford in Tokyo, Japan
Two undergraduate business students distinguished themselves winning nationally competitive scholarships this year. Nicholas Andrial and Paige Ford were selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad. On average, only one in three applicants are selected to receive the scholarship yearly. The scholarship, established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Nicholas Andrial, a senior majoring in accounting, was awarded the scholarship to study at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom this fall.
Paige Ford, a junior majoring in international finance and marketing who received the scholarship in spring 2010, studied at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. As part of her follow-up project, Ford plans to volunteer at the School of Business and also with the University’s International Education and Exchange Programs promoting study abroad programs in Asian countries.
In spring of 2010, Romy Portuondo-Remior, a junior majoring in political science, economics and legal studies major, was a selected as a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship. Read more about her selection here.