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2019 Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients Recognized

WolfeRecipients 0758The Office of International Affairs recently recognized the 2018-2019 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship at the annual Wolfe Luncheon on April 4 at the Faculty Club. President Michael V. Drake, MD, other university leaders, the Wolfe family and representatives of The Dispatch Printing Company and the Wolfe Foundation, congratulated the 36 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 18 years, scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each have been distributed annually to more than 470 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 an Ohio resident, who has graduated from an Ohio high school
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Be a Sophomore, junior, or senior standing at the time of the study abroad program
  • Active application to an Ohio State approved summer 2018, autumn semester 2018 or academic year 2018-2019 study abroad program

For the 2018-19 academic year, Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarships were awarded to:

  • Robert Bayer, majoring in electrical and computer engineering (Engineering of Ancient Greece)
  • Sarah Bossetti, majoring in marketing (Fisher College of Business Freshman Global Lab)
  • Micahiah Brown-Davis, majoring in journalism (Between France and Morocco: Diversity in the Francophone World)
  • Sidney Bruner, majoring in accounting (Fisher College of Business Freshman Global Lab)
  • Bailee Burgard, majoring in international studies (AMIDEAST Intensive Arabic in Amman, Jordan)
  • Patrick Butler, majoring in health promotion, nutrition and exercise sciences (The European Model of Sport)
  • Joyenia Cabrera, majoring in anthropology (Zambia Culture and Society)
  • Myshellia Carter, majoring in psychology (Zambia Culture and Society)
  • Nicole Cusick, majoring in animal sciences (South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare)
  • Elise Davis, majoring in music (The Brazilian Experience: Surveying Brazilian Culture Through Music and Education)
  • Blake Dodson, majoring in microbiology (Impact of HIV: Tanzania)
  • Reed Flynt, majoring in management and industry exploring (Fisher College of Business Global Internships)
  • Meleuh Fobellah, majoring in biology (Between France and Morocco: Diversity in the Francophone World)
  • Eleanor Frey, majoring in landscape architecture (Knowlton School of Architecture Rome Program)
  • Claire Fryman, majoring in electrical and computer engineering (The Italian City)
  • Haley Grubb, majoring in German and history (The U.S. Europe, and the Second World War: Interactions in 20th Century History)
  • Nathan Hensley, majoring in history (Canadian Parliament Internship, Oxford University Pre-Law Program)
  • Jacob Jordan, majoring in music education (The Brazilian Experience: Surveying Brazilian Culture Through Music and Education)
  • Kelly Kline, majoring in linguistics (The History and Archaeology of Medieval Ireland: Trim and the Blackfriary)
  • Connor Koehnke, majoring in finance (Fisher College of Business Undergraduate Exchange - Universidad Pontificia Comillas)
  • Kim-Lien Le, majoring in biology and English (Geography of the European Union)
  • Cara Pannell, majoring in human nutrition (Genocide and its Aftermath in Rwanda)
  • Michael Ruch, majoring in information systems (Dresden Summer Language Program)
  • Matthew Sanders, majoring in marketing (Fisher College of Business Global Internships)
  • Paige Schleeter, majoring in agriscience education (England/Scotland: Agricultural and Environmental Communication)
  • Brittany Schleeter, majoring in history (The History and Archaeology of Medieval Ireland: Trim and the Blackfriary)
  • Francisco Soto, majoring in exercise science education (Between France and Morocco: Diversity in the Francophone World)
  • Sydney Stefanek, majoring in civil engineering (Engineering the Castles and Cathedrals of England and Wales)
  • Olivia Story, majoring in art (Japanese Popular Culture)
  • Nicholas Tomasetti, majoring in mechanical engineering (The Italian City)
  • Andrew Vicario, majoring in physical education sports and physical activity (Exploring Japan Through Sport, Wellness and Culture
  • Michael Wade, majoring in architecture (European Architecture Studies)
  • Anika-Marie Waits, majoring in environment, economy, development and sustainability (New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism and Human Impacts on the Environment)
  • Tanner Warchal, majoring in social work (Social Work in India with a Focus in Health and Mental Health)
  • Josephine Wojtkowiak, majoring in health sciences and nursing (DIS - Copenhagen)
  • Nicholas Zarick, majoring in mathematics (Global May China)

Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Luncheon