Embry-Riddle Students Awarded Prestigious Study Abroad Scholarships

Paul Chambers Studies Abroad

Last week, two Embry-Riddle Students were awarded two prestigious scholarships that will allow them to study abroad and gain international experience to utilize toward broadening their educations and enriching their personal and professional lives. Student Paul Chambers was granted the Boren Award, and Calley Tinsman was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. These scholarships and educational grants make it possible for students like Chambers and Tinsman to expand their knowledge within a worldly context; an opportunity which might not have otherwise been available to them. 

Chambers, an undergraduate studying Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) at Embry-Riddle, will utilize the Boren Award to secure his studies in Jordan during the 2017-18 academic year, where he is to attend the School for International Training (SIT) in Amman, and improve his Arabic language skills while deepening his understanding of refugees, health, and humanitarian action in the region. The three and a half month program will include visits to Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps, local non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) as well as United Nations and international relief agencies. This will help to provide Chambers with context regarding the political, social, cultural, and economic factors behind the influx of refugees and the Jordan’s response toward them. In addition, Chambers will travel to Geneva, Switzerland to learn about international organizations that work with refugees, such as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Health Organization, and International Red Cross. After the conclusion of the spring semester program, Chambers will stay on for an additional six-week intensive Arabic language program through SIT. 

Calley Tinsman Study Abroad

Tinsman, a Space Physics student in the College of Arts and Science, is one of approximately 1,200 American undergraduate students from 354 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in order to study or intern abroad during the summer 2017 term. Tinsman will be using the Gilman grant to further her education in the realm of physics in Iceland. 

Among the most valuable things a student can experience is a wider perspective in the areas of their study within an international context. Only by broadening one’s outlook can one begin to understand where improvements can be made to the overall structure of their chosen field, and seek to make a proactive change through innovation. Embry-Riddle ever seeks to explore new and inspiring ways to cultivate their students’ brilliance, and international study can have a profoundly positive influence not just on a student’s professional and educational life, but in their personal growth as well. 


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Study Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad Scholarships

Funding should not be a barrier for your studies abroad. Here are some highlighted scholarships that may allow you to get more out of your international travels with Embry-Riddle, be it either with an Internal Scholarship, or a National External Scholarship.

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Study Abroad & Global Engagement

Study Abroad & Global Engagement (SAGE)

Here at SAGE, we are deeply committed to helping you experience the world. Studying abroad offers innumerable possibilities. Not only will you visit other countries and cultures, you will grow as an individual, deepen and enhance your academics, as well as expand and diversify your professional opportunities.