Friday, February 25, 2011

Scholarship fund creates chance to study abroad

The USF Foundation announced Genshaft/Greenbaum Passport Scholars Fund FridayA $1 million donation from University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft and her husband, Steven Greenbaum, will provide students more opportunities to study abroad.. The $1 million donation over five years is also eligible for matching funds from the state, for a total endowment of $1.75 million.Students receiving scholarships through the program will get the chance to study abroad for periods of a few weeks to a semester or longer. The scholarships will not be tied to specific majors.Genshaft says the program will help students remain competitive in a global economy, noting that employers expect college graduates to have an understanding of other cultures, languages and different courses.

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