Six Grand Valley students received scholarships to study abroad during the 2011-2012 academic year.
The Barbara H. Padnos Scholarship provides funding for students to spend at least two semesters in a host country. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The students, their majors and hometowns, and where they will study are listed below.
Elizabeth Burkum, a Russian studies and French double major from Grand Rapids, will study in Russia; Megan Carter, an advertising and public relations major from Southfield, will study in France; Alyse Griffis, a biology major from Detroit, will study in Australia; Jared Kohler, an international relations major from Williamsburg, will study in Syria; Rebecca Owen, an English major from Jenison, will study in Japan; and Alexandra Spurlock, a political science major from Birmingham, will study in Russia.