History of the Awards
Note that in some years, due to outside contributions, the program was able to award amounts greater than $2500.
2018 Triana Drozd
Program budget: $19,170
Program: Travel to Lille, France as part in cooperation with Columbia College Abroad. Classes in French at University of Lille. Live in dormitory.
2018 William Shalla
Program budget: $15,840
Program: Travel to Tokyo with CIEE. Three-month program ot attend local school and live with host family.
2017 James Harren
Program budget: $3,000
Program; Take part in internship program in Paris with Atelier d’Urbanisme, planning local urban design projects.
2017 Avery Eisner
Program budget: $8,500
Program: Travel to France with CIEE program. Attend 4 week, intensive language program. Live with local family.
2016 Kathryn Lieb
Program budget: $28,860
Program: Travel to Granada, Spain. Attend nine-month program at University of Granada. Live with local host family.
2015 Max Yokoo
Program budget: $12,000
Program: Travel to Japan, attend local high school in, Japan. Live with local host family.
2015 Rachel Pospisil
Program budget: $11,000
Program: Travel to Czech Republic for intensive language program at Charles University in Prague. The intent of her program is to prepare for a language proficiency examination that will enable her to apply for undergraduate studies in the Czech Republic. Rachel was a previous winner of a Dring Fellowship award.
2014 Isabel Akgulian
Program budget: $6,000
Program; Travel to Japan, attend language classes with Genki Jacs program in Fukuoka, Japan. Live with local family she has stayed with before.
Program duration: One month
2014 Nadia Yala
Program budget: $2,184
Program; Travel to Cusco, Peru. Participate in community outreach program with local NGO.
Program duration: Two and one-half months
2014 Monica Barron
Program budget: $52,100
Program: Travel to France, participate in SYA – School Year Abroad program. Live with local family.
Program duration: Full academic year
2013 Nadine Peterson12 qualified applications received
Program budget: $5,400
Program; Travel to Cusco, Peru , stay with local host family, attend the local university; Salamanca at Centro Tinku, take part in a community outreach program.
Program duration: One month
2013 Rachel Pospisil
Program budget: $10,645
Program; Travel to Japan with Youth for Understanding. Live with local family.
Program duration: Six weeks
2012 Sam Walder18 qualified applications received
Program budget: $2.300
Program; Travel to Beijing and Shanghai, China for study at residential high school. Program includes daily immersion in Mandarin Chinese and continuation of research project on wastewater treatment begun in US with visiting Chinese students.
Program duration: Seven weeks beginning June 2012
2012 Sasha Kouznetsova
Project budget: $11,895
Program: Travel to France for full semester with CIEE, including attendance at local school, extensive French language study. Live with non-English speaking family.
Program duration: Five months starting January 2013
2011 Weldon Rogers20 applications received
Program budget: $20,000
Program: Travel to Madrid, Spain to pursue a Master’s degree in Spanish translation at the Universidad de la Complutense.
Program duration: Two years – August 2011 – July 2013
2010 Alexander Black11 applications received
Project budget: $20,600
Program: Travel to St Petersburg for a six-week program n the summer plus a semester-long program in the fall organized by the American Council of Teachers of Russian consisting of intensive Russian language plus course in Russian history and literature. Live with a non-English speaking family.
Program duration: Six months starting June 2010
2010 Luke Hinojosa
Project budget: $8,248
Program: Travel to Shanghai, China for two-month study with CIEE in intensive Mandarin language classes and experience with foreign business and Chinese culture.
Program duration: Two months starting June 2011
2009 Nicholas Kasang35 applications received
Project budget: $4,600
Program: Travel to Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for two-month intensive language preparation, followed by four months of special instructions and five months internship with a German company.
Program duration: One year
2009 Aaron Lesser
Project budget: $7,200
Program: Travel to China for language immersion program at Fudan University in Shanghai, China
Program duration: Two months
2008 Natalie Greene13 applications received
Project budget: $3,790
Program: Travel to Munich through EF International Language Schools for intensive German language program
Program duration: Three weeks
2008 Lauren Sinnott
Project budget: $7,848
Program: Travel to Perugia and attend language program at University of Foreigners
Program duration: Three months
2008 Gabrielle Cole
Project budget: $4,160
Program: Travel to Cadiz, Spain and attend Spanish immersion program Centro Mundo Lengua
Program duration; Three weeks
2007 Marietta Bowman6 applications received
Project budget: $2,245
Program; Travel Costa Rica for Spanish immersion program from Academia Centroamericano de Espanola with concentration on learning the necessary Spanish to be effective in profession of social work. Live with local family.
Program duration: Two weeks