Scholarship winners go stateside

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The University of Liverpool in America Inc. Scholarship, supported through US donors, allows current Liverpool students the opportunity to add an international dimension to their degree course

Three Liverpool students have been awarded the University of Liverpool in America Inc. Scholarship to study in the US as part of their degree programme.

History undergraduate, Matthew Welch has been awarded £1,000 to study at the University of Maryland – one of the University of Liverpool’s worldwide partner institutions.

Year abroad

He will spend a full year at the University as part of the study abroad programme.

Tropical Disease Biology undergraduate, Jennifer Ablewhite and English undergraduate Cheryl Culliford-Whyte have also been awarded the scholarships and will study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the first semester in the next academic session.

The University of Liverpool in America Inc. Scholarship, which is made possible thanks to donations from alumni and other supporters in the US, allows current Liverpool students the opportunity to add an international dimension to their degree course, and further enhance their employability after graduation.

”A trip like this is a great way to improve employability skills and gain confidence as an individual, and there’s no doubt that it will make my Liverpool degree unique”
The University of Liverpool in America Inc is a charitable foundation 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.

As part of the study abroad programme, the modules the students undertake at the partner institutions will be transferred as module credits to their full degree programme at Liverpool.

Commenting on the scholarship, Matthew Welch said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to experience student life in another country. A trip like this is a great way to improve employability skills and gain confidence as an individual, and there’s no doubt that it will make my Liverpool degree unique.”

Ambitious aims

Karen Brady, Secretary to the University of Liverpool in America Inc, said: “Our Foundation has ambitious aims to increase the amount of support that it provides for the University of Liverpool. We are grateful to all our donors who are enabling us to support scholarships and exchanges as well as research. We fully back the University’s ambition to ensure that scholarships are available for all those who need them, as well as supporting their strategy of investing in research which addresses some of the biggest challenges which our society faces.”

The study abroad programme is run by the Study Abroad Team (SAT) 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. SAT also administer the University’s participation in the European Commission’s Erasmus Exchange Programme, one of the most successful EU initiatives.

The University of Liverpool in America Inc is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization (ref no. 27-1161026), approved by the United States Internal Revenue Service to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. For more information on the Foundation or to make a donation please visit http://www.university-of-liverpool-usa.com/

 

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