National Scholarship Recipient
to Study in Australia
January 31, 2003 :: No. 139
Traveling and studying abroad was something
that Annie Tran of Alhambra wanted to do for a long time. The
Cal State Fullerton student is aware that there are “some
things you just can’t learn in California.”
As a business administration major specializing in
marketing, Tran says “it’s important to learn more about
other countries, other cultures, especially for international marketing.”
Next month, Tran will fulfill her goal by traveling
to Australia to attend Queensland University of Technology. She
is going abroad as a participant in the California State University
Study Abroad Program and as one of this year’s recipients
of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.
Tran was among more than 660 applicants for the scholarships,
which are sponsored by the State Department Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International
Education. Of the 172 scholarships, 13 were awarded to students
attending California universities and colleges.Tran is one of two
CSU students to be honored.
The scholarships are awarded to students based on
academic performance, financial need, and applicant’s statement
of purpose and chosen follow-up project. The program provides awards
of up to $5,000 to undergraduate students who are pursuing semester
or yearlong study opportunities abroad.
Tran, who selected Queensland University in order
to continue her business and marketing studies, will spend two semesters
in Australia. She will register for classes when she arrives and
begin classes Feb. 24. The academic year ends in November.
||Pamela McLaren of Public Affairs at 657-278-4852
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