Students Awarded Study Abroad Scholarships
January 27, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Two Illinois Wesleyan University students, Brad Tieche and Frank
Alonso, have received scholarships that will help offset their Spring 2009 semester
study abroad expenses.
Tieche, a senior accounting major from St. Charles, Ill. who will study in Barcelona
was awarded a $3,500 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman International
Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue
academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S.
students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent
world. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.
Alonso, a junior psychology major from Elmhurst, Ill. who will study in Japan received
a $5,000 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia Scholarship (Freeman-ASIA). Freeman-ASIA
is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who
are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA Award recipients
are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study
abroad in Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and
cultures within their home communities.
For additional information about the Gilman Scholarship or the Freeman-ASIA Scholarship
Contact: Jessica Block ‘09, (309) 556-3181