Stromberg Scholarship to aid students who wish to study abroad


Applications for the new Stromberg Scholarship will be accepted beginning on January 15, 2013.

The scholarship, which will be awarded annually, is named in honor of Karin Stromberg, the program’s former advisor. The scholarship will aid an LSJ major who wishes to participate in a University of Washington-approved study abroad program that engages questions clearly relevant to the major.

LSJ has hosted a number of enriching study abroad programs. This past summer, students went as far as Italy, the Netherlands and Ireland.

According to Professor Steve Herbert, director of the LSJ program, this is the first scholarship endowed by the program in its history.

“We are extremely excited in LSJ to be in a position to assist majors who might wish to study abroad, but perhaps do not have the financial resources necessary to do so,” said Professor Steve Herbert. “Anything we can do to help students get overseas is consistent with our curricular mission in LSJ, and consistent with what Karin Stromberg valued most about our program.”

Ms. Stromberg died of ovarian cancer in 2004, but her devotion to seeing the processes of rights and justice from an international perspective will continue with the students who earn this scholarship. A fund to aid students in Ms. Stromberg’s name was created at the time of her passing. This is the first year the scholarship will take effect.

To apply, students must submit an UW unofficial transcript, names of two faculty references, and an essay of up to 700 words on a topic available on the application page. Students may also submit an optional copy of their most recent financial aid award.

To submit an application for the Stromberg Scholarship, click here.

The deadline for applications is February 20, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.

 

This article was composed by Kristine Kim.