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2009-2010 Grant and Scholarship Recipients

Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarships Recipients

2009-2010 Wolfe Scholarship Recipients On Monday, May 17, The Office of International Affairs recognized 2009-2010 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship. The 11th Annual Wolfe Study Abroad Recognition Luncheon honored students at the Faculty Club. President E. Gordon Gee and other university leaders, past scholarship recipients, and John F. Wolfe, chairman and CEO of The Dispatch Printing Company, congratulated the 32 recipients. Students were awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help fund their individual long-term study abroad programs.

“The global challenges of today – whether economic, technological, political or environmental – demand that we all be globally competent citizens,” said William I. Brustein, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs. “Education abroad is a great route to creating responsible global citizens who have the ability to work cooperatively in seeking and implementing solutions to challenges of global significance.”

The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Endowed Fund was established September 1, 1999 with a $1 million gift from the Robert F. Wolfe and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation. Over the last 10 years, scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each have been distributed annually to more than 200 undergraduate students. The Wolfe Scholarship, which is administered by the Office of International Affairs, is the cornerstone of Ohio State’s study abroad programs and helps to enhance the educational experience of Ohio State students.

In 2009, John F. Wolfe presented another $1 million gift to the university, which doubled the endowment that supports the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarships. As a result, this year, the award amount increased to $2,500. The financial support of these scholarships has changed the lives of a growing number of students who have had the opportunity to participate in long-term study abroad programs.

To receive the scholarship, students must:

  • Be a full-time student of sophomore, junior, or senior rank.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
  • Be an Ohio resident who has graduated from an Ohio high school.
  • Be admitted to an Ohio State approved quarter/summer-long study abroad program.

Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarships Recipients - 2009-2010 academic year

  • Grant Blanton, a junior majoring in strategic communication (China)
  • Hazel Caldwell, a junior majoring in political science and women’s studies (England)
  • Justin Canfil, a senior majoring in political science (England)
  • Elizabeth Carstensen, a junior majoring in animal sciences (Australia)
  • Patrick Clark, a junior majoring in economics and international studies (Dominican Republic)
  • Stephanie Coffey, a senior majoring in biology (Ecuador)
  • Mitchell Collins, a senior majoring in international studies, political science and Italian (Italy)
  • Samantha Delfing, a sophomore majoring in equine science (Brazil)
  • Sanya Dosani, a sophomore majoring in molecular genetics and Arabic (Egypt)
  • Elizabeth Drumm, a senior majoring in German and psychology (Germany)
  • Drew Enigk, a junior majoring in animal sciences (Australia)
  • Cori Erb, a senior majoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies (Argentina)
  • Lesley Fisher, a sophomore majoring in theatre and anthropological sciences (England)
  • Daniel Giglio, a senior majoring in Italian, philosophy and physics (Italy)
  • Destiny Gingerich, a junior majoring in international studies (Morocco)
  • Genevieve Gonichec, a sophomore majoring in history (Sweden)
  • Allison Horney, a junior majoring in French (France)
  • Sean Jahant, a sophomore majoring in international studies and Chinese (China)
  • Brittani Jones, a junior majoring in animal sciences (Brazil)
  • Kelsie King, a sophomore majoring in English and French (France)
  • Kindra Knight, a junior majoring in biology (Brazil)
  • Nathan Koehler, a senior majoring in aviation and German (Germany)
  • Patrick Krissek, a senior majoring in international studies and Spanish (Chile)
  • Derek Larenas, a sophomore majoring in Japanese and Spanish (Japan)
  • Allison Lawrence, a sophomore majoring in French and English (Canada)
  • Yana Mereminsky, a senior majoring in political science and Spanish (England)
  • Deanna Pan, a junior majoring in English and political science (India)
  • Devyn Paros, a junior majoring in international studies and French (Senegal)
  • Cristina Sarmiento, a sophomore majoring in French and biology (France)
  • Catherine Shaw, a senior majoring in animal sciences (Australia)
  • Bethany Stammen, a senior majoring in animal sciences (Australia)
  • Hunter Thomas, a senior majoring in marketing, international studies and Japanese (Japan)