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Jennifer Bendelow is heading to University of Connecticut and Lauren Nowell will spend a semester at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Two Liverpool students have been awarded the University of Liverpool in America Inc. Scholarship to study in the US as part of their degree programme.
Geology undergraduate, Jennifer Bendelow and Sociology student, Lauren Nowell have received £1,000 each to study at one of the University’s partner institutions in North America, as part of a study abroad programme.
The University of Liverpool in America Inc. Scholarship is generously supported through US alumni donations to allow current Liverpool students the opportunity to add an international dimension to their degree course, and further enhance their employability after graduation.
The scholarship is supported by the University of Liverpool in America Inc, a charitable organisation that enables Liverpool alumni based in the US to retain and develop their connection with the University and to build philanthropic support for the institution and its activities. This year, the board of directors have awarded a grant of $50,000 to the University to fund the exchange scholarship, along with two postgraduate taught scholarships and a fully-funded MBA scholarship.
Jennifer will take part of her degree at the University of Connecticut and Lauren will study at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The modules they undertake at the institutions will be transferred as module credits to their full degree programme at Liverpool.
Jennifer, who will spend a year in the US, said: “The opportunity to study at a university abroad and experience student life in another country is a fantastic way to improve your employability skills and gain confidence as an individual. It will make my Liverpool degree truly unique and I am looking forward to meeting my new classmates in Connecticut this summer.”
Lauren, who will join UIUC for one semester, said: “I feel a great sense of achievement at receiving such an exciting award. It will be an experience I won’t forget and one that will be of great benefit to me when applying for jobs anywhere in the world once I graduate.”
The study abroad programme is run by the Student Exchanges Team (SET) at the University’s Student Recruitment and Admissions Office and gives students the opportunity to study in North America, South America, Australia or Asia as part of their undergraduate degree. SET also administer the University’s participation in the European Commission’s Erasmus Exchange Programme, one of the most successful EU initiatives, which celebrated 25 years this month.
The team works closely with a variety of international institutions, including those in Hong Kong, Denmark, Brazil and Malaysia. They will be meeting current and potential exchanges partners at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference in Houston, Texas later this month.
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