The William & Sharon Flynn International Study Abroad Opportunity Fund Scholarship

Milleah Sawtelle is a Pharmaceutical Sciences major who participated in the URI Salamanca Summer Program in Spain and enrolled in Spanish language classes.
Milleah Sawtelle is a Pharmaceutical Sciences major who participated in the URI Salamanca Summer Program in Spain and enrolled in Spanish language classes.

Since its inception during the 2016-2017 academic year, fifteen URI students have received scholarships to help fund their study abroad experiences thanks to the generosity of William and Sharon Flynn. Recognizing the transformative impact of international learning experiences, the Flynn’s established the William & Sharon Flynn International Study Abroad Opportunity Fund, which provides grants for undergraduate and graduate students engaged in language-intensive experiences that emphasizes in-depth experiential learning and/or scholarly research.

Antonia Firnges in South Korea
Antonia Firnges studied at Korea University in Seoul during the fall 2017 semester. The Psychology major studied Korean and additional coursework required to help her finish her degree.

Recipients during the first two application cycles a total of nearly $30,000 in scholarship funding has been distributed, with average awards ranging from $1,000 – $2,500 per recipient. These have been utilized to fund URI student academic experiences in China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Spain.
URI students planning to study abroad on a program that is at least one month in duration during the 2018 summer term or fall semester, 2019 spring semester, or for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to explore the scholarship program details and apply by the April 13th application deadline.

To learn more about the scholarship and to apply, visit:
uri.edu/international/flynnscholarship

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