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Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship

On Wednesday, April 16, The Office of International Affairs recognized the 2013-2014 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship. Interim President Joseph Alutto, other university leaders and John F. Wolfe, chairman and CEO of The Dispatch Printing Company, congratulated the 31 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 15 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:

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing at the time of the study abroad program.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.
  • Be an Ohio resident who has graduated from an Ohio high school.
  • Active application to an Ohio State approved Spring 2015 (Autumn competition only), May session 2015, Summer 2015, Autumn semester 2015 or Academic Year 2015-2016 study abroad program.

For the 2013-14 academic year, Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarships were awarded to:

  • Asia Barker, a sophomore majoring in human resources (Brazil)
  • Carrissa Barron, a sophomore majoring in Korean (South Korea)
  • Khalid Bowens, a senior majoring in social work (Nicaragua)
  • Michelle Bullock, a sophomore majoring in speech and hearing science (Brazil)
  • John Coill, a sophomore majoring in accounting (France)
  • Michael Dilenschneider, a junior majoring in integrated systems engineering (Russia)
  • Collin Foltz, a sophomore majoring in environment, economy, development and sustainability (Brazil)
  • Joshua Gibson, a senior majoring in entomology (Panama)
  • Alfonso Gillette, a junior majoring in strategic communication (Brazil)
  • Nicole Haller, a junior majoring in public health (India)
  • Joshua Henry, a senior majoring in sustainable plant systems - horticulture (England)
  • Douglas Herrett, a sophomore majoring in Spanish (Chile)
  • Taniqua Ingol, a junior majoring in public health (India)
  • Michelle Kaiser, majoring in forestry fisheries and wildlife (China)
  • Daniel Kim, a junior majoring in human nutrition and Korean (South Korea)
  • Anne Marie King, a senior majoring in accounting
  • Sarah Knapp, a senior majoring in public health (Japan)
  • Haley Koman, a junior majoring in linguistics (South Korea)
  • Jocelyn LaPlace, a sophomore majoring in health sciences (Greece)
  • Joey Marincek, a freshman majoring in finance (Bolivia)
  • Mark Matthews, a sophomore majoring in psychology (Greece)
  • Tyler Milburn, a sophomore majoring in electrical and computer engineering (Ireland)
  • Amy Miller, a senior majoring in sustainable plant systems - horticulture (England)
  • Ellen Milligan, a junior majoring in English and French (France)
  • Caroline Milliken, a sophomore majoring in English and strategic communication (Hungary)
  • Katherine Rossos, a senior majoring in evolution and ecology (Kenya)
  • Cassandra Rush, a sophomore majoring in pharmaceutical sciences (England)
  • Kelsey Ryan, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience (India)
  • Ellen Tan, a junior majoring in neuroscience
  • Nathaniel Tumblin, a junior majoring in marketing
  • Grace Urano, a freshman majoring in anthropology (Bolivia)

Wolfe Study Abroad Recognition Luncheon Photos, Video and Program