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2011-2012 Grant and Scholarship Recipients

Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship

2011-2012 Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship RecipientsOn Monday, May 7, The Office of International Affairs recognized 2011-2012 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship. The 13th 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 33 recipients. Students were awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help fund their individual long-term study abroad programs.

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, 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.

For the 2011-12 academic year, Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarships were awarded to:

  • Margaret Alden, a senior majoring in animal science (Australia)
  • Melissa Barrett, a sophomore majoring in international studies and anthropological sciences (Peru)
  • Nathan Blackwell, a senior majoring in Japanese and music (Japan)
  • Jacob Bogart, a sophomore majoring in globalization studies and French (Switzerland)
  • Deanna Brackman, a junior majoring in pharmaceutical sciences (Ireland)
  • Melanie Brady, a sophomore majoring in Spanish and psychology (Spain)
  • Sarah Coughlin, a junior majoring in visual communication design (Germany)
  • Nicholas Crowley, a sophomore majoring in Finance (France)
  • Eric D'Angelo, a sophomore majoring in international studies and Russian (Russia)
  • Courtney Deruy, a junior majoring in Spanish and marketing (Spain)
  • Abigail Dilullo, a junior majoring in international relations and Spanish (Argentina)
  • Camilla Dorinsky, a junior majoring in visual communication design (Germany)
  • Kathryn Dorrian, a sophomore majoring in Japanese (Japan)
  • Nancy Fenskie, a junior majoring in Japanese (Japan)
  • Clayton Fuller, a senior majoring in marketing (Scotland)
  • Elaina Gregg, a sophomore majoring in history of Art and Spanish (Italy)
  • Julie Guseman, a junior majoring in evolution and ecology and Italian (Italy)
  • Andrea Hesse, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience (Spain)
  • Alexa Irwin, a senior majoring in Spanish and international studies (Argentina)
  • Kade Louiso, a sophomore majoring in crop science and agriculture systems management (Brazil)
  • Saina Nemoto, a sophomore majoring in international studies (Japan)
  • Kersey Schott, a junior majoring in mathematics and German
  • Megan Schroeder, a junior majoring in psychology and criminology (Poland)
  • Elise Scribano, a junior majoring in international development studies and Spanish (Chile)
  • Samantha Stemmer, a junior majoring in Spanish and history (Spain)
  • Anne Umpleby, a junior majoring in history (Italy)
  • David Veintimilla, a sophomore majoring in political science and international relations (the United Kingdom and Jordan)
  • Stephanie Verhoff, a sophomore majoring in crop science (Brazil)
  • Hannah Vidmar, a junior majoring in international studies and African American and African studies (Tanzania)
  • Alexa Warnecke, a senior majoring in accounting and operations management (Austria)
  • Grant Whitesel, a junior majoring in Arabic (Jordan)
  • Lauren Wooddell, a sophomore majoring in animal science (Australia)
  • Megan Zaworski, a senior majoring in health sciences (Ireland)

Wolfe Study Abroad Recognition Luncheon Photos, Video and Program