2019-20 Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

These are winners of the 2019-20 Caroll Mills Young CLA Study Abroad Scholarship.

  • In the fall round, the winner was Faith Deegan, a junior with a major in Spanish Education K-12 and a minor in educational psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She spent the entire spring semester in an 18-credit program in Valladolid, Spain; she was able to complete the program by distance education when pandemic-related closures occurred. This study abroad experience contributed to Ms. Deegan’s preparation as a future teacher by strengthening her Spanish language skills and enhancing her cultural understanding. Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams served as her CLA sponsor.
  • In the spring round, the winner was John Hewitt Ryan King, a senior at University of Tennessee Knoxville. To meet requirements for his major in Language with Business and a concentration in Hispanic Studies, Mr. King had planned to spend much of summer 2020 in Costa Rica to participate in a service learning program and then take two advanced Spanish courses. Unfortunately, the programs were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. King is deferring the use of his study abroad scholarship until he can enroll in another study abroad program, either in completion of his undergraduate degree or as part of graduate studies. Mr. King’s CLA faculty sponsor was Dr. Dawn Duke.

The Study Abroad Scholarship Committee for 2019-20 were:

  • Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams (chairperson)
  • Dr. Ingrid Watson-Miller
  • Dr. Thomas Edison
  • Dr. Sheridan Wigginton