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Drury receives $20K grant to help students study abroad

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A $20,000 grant from the C.W. Titus Foundation to the Drury University Department of Languages will fund 10 scholarships for foreign language study abroad, according to a news release from the university.

Ten students will receive up to $2,000 each to help cover expenses directly related to study abroad including travel to and within the host country, tuition, food, lodging and educational supplies.

During the past four years, the Tulsa-based Titus Foundation has awarded $74,000 to Drury’s Department of Languages through its scholarship program, helping students study in Europe, South America and Asia.

The Titus foundation is a nonprofit that helps students with grants and scholarships. Its 2009 total net assets were $3.5 million, according to its 990 form, filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

Other Springfield nonprofits Jordan Valley Community Health Center, Ozarks Food Harvest, the Child Advocacy Center, the Springfield-Greene County Library District downtown branch and Ozark Public Television have benefited from Titus grants.

The scholarship period lasts from May 15, 2011, through May 14, 2012, and includes both short-term study abroad programs and semesterlong or yearlong programs. Scholarships are limited to full-time day students for the 2011-2012 school year.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for Drury study abroad programs that meet the criteria. Department of languages faculty will consider applications based on the following criteria: commitment to foreign language study, success in foreign language study, years in school and financial need.

The scholarships’ goal is to increase understanding of international cultures for students and the region. Students will be required to share their experiences with Drury and the larger community.

“The department of languages can think of no better way for the understanding of international cultures to occur than to have Drury’s best students acting as foreign language ambassadors at Drury and in the Springfield area,” Patrick Moser, associate professor of French, said in the release.[[In-content Ad]]


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