Rochester Institute of Technology students have won a variety of international scholarships and fellowships for the summer term and upcoming academic year.
Award recipients will be recognized at the Global Learning Symposium, from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 28 in the Golisano Hall atrium. The second annual event celebrates study and work abroad, and the fostering of cultural knowledge and competencies in RIT graduates.
“RIT students are global leaders in their disciplines,” said James Myers, associate provost for International Education and Global Programs. “They want to be part of the conversation, part of solutions to challenges we face as a world community, and they possess a powerful set of globally relevant skills and knowledge."
Sixteen students have won funding for international experiences through different programs:
Two RIT students have won Fulbright Fellowships. They are Yasmeen Smalley-Norman, a 2013 graduate (BFA, photojournalism, BS, biomedical photographic communications) from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, and Victoria Scholl, a fourth-year student majoring in motion picture science and imaging science in CIAS and in the College of Science’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.
Six RIT students have won the Gilman International Scholarship for the summer term. This program aims to diversify study abroad participants and awards up to $5,000 for undergraduates. Gilman winners are:
Three students won $10,000 scholarships from the Council on International Educational Exchange, or CIEE, Study Abroad. They will study at three of the CIEE Open Campuses in Berlin, London, Paris and Rome. As CIEE Global Scholars, the students will engage in comparative learning experiences at three locations during the 18-week program. RIT recipients are:
Five RIT students won fellowships to study at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan. The KIT Fellowship is a six-week program during which students attend cultural programs, field trips and lectures, and develop science projects. The awardees are:
For information about study-abroad programs and international fellowships, go to RIT Global.