President's Report Masthead
December 31, 2014

Myers Family Study Abroad Scholarship increases access

The Shamrock Five Foundation has established the Myers Family Study Abroad Scholarship to give Binghamton University students greater access to study-abroad experiences. Graduate and undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.7 or higher who are participating in a Binghamton- or other State University of New York-sponsored program in the summer, fall, winter or spring terms are eligible to apply.

Strong preference will be given to students who are historically underrepresented in study abroad and exchange, including but not limited to students with financial need, first-generation college students and non-traditional students.

“Participating in study-abroad experiences is life changing for students, giving them an opportunity to learn about another culture from the inside as well as providing a different perspective on their own culture,” said Donald G. Nieman, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “The Myers’ gift offers access to this opportunity to students of limited financial means who otherwise would find it beyond their reach.”

Upon return from their study-abroad experience, scholarship recipients will be expected to serve as mentors or peers to encourage and guide other students who wish to study abroad. Students will complete this obligation by acting as study-abroad ambassadors in the Office of International Programs. If students are spending their last semester abroad, they may complete the requirement by offering peer assistance via e-mail and phone. The first recipients have been selected for this honor. Go online for more information about the scholarship.