For Immediate Release
American Institute For Foreign Study
River Plaza, 9 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06902-3788
$20,000 in Diversity Study Abroad Scholarships Offered for 2009
STAMFORD, CT – May 22, 2008 – DiversityAbroad.com is pleased to be awarding $20,000 in scholarship money to deserving, under-represented students to study abroad in 2009.
The DiversityAbroad.com Scholarships are sponsored by Diversity Abroad and the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) and will be awarded to students who meet the criteria. Students will use the scholarship money to study abroad in the 2009 calendar year during the spring semester, summer, or fall semester.
As a result of the highly successful first year of the scholarships in 2008, Diversity Abroad and AIFS are delighted to double the award money being offered – up from $10,000 – as well as allow scholarships to be used toward semester programs (only summer programs were eligible for 2008). These scholarships bring the important objective of increasing international opportunities for traditionally under-represented students together with two leading organizations in cultural exchange. Diversity Abroad will be responsible for choosing the deserving recipients of the scholarships.
“Unfortunately, lack of financial resources continues to be one of the leading factors that precludes more minority students from going abroad,” says Andrew Gordon, founder of Diversity Abroad. “The 2008 Summer Scholarship helped us to both make study abroad a reality for several students and raise awareness about the benefits and opportunities afforded through study abroad.“
AIFS is proud to sponsor the DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship and to offer their largest selection of locations and courses ever in the summer of 2008, their 44th year of providing the very best study abroad opportunities for college students.
About Diversity Abroad:
Diversity Abroad was founded to address low participation among minority and low-income students in study abroad. Through the website, DiversityAbroad.com, on-campus outreach, and working with education professionals, Diversity Abroad strives to ensure that all students are aware of and have access to study abroad opportunities.
To learn more about Diversity Abroad, visit the website at www.diversityabroad.com.
As a leader in cultural exchange, AIFS sends more than 5,000 students abroad each year. Since its founding in 1964, AIFS has been committed to providing students with the safest, most enjoyable and highest quality educational programs. AIFS celebrates a proud history of providing opportunities to the international education community. Over one million people from more than 500 colleges and universities have participated in AIFS programs.
To learn more about the DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship sponsored by AIFS or studying abroad with AIFS, contact David Mauro at (800) 727-2437, ext. 5163 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.aifsabroad.com.