Marlboro is pleased to announce the initiation of a new scholarship specifically aimed to help support students doing an international internship as part of the World Studies Program. The Roderick M. Gander Scholarship for World Studies will be awarded each year to World Studies students during the semester in which they are immersed in a foreign culture and engaged in a working internship. The scholarship is named for Rod Gander, former college president who founded the World Studies Program in 1987.
“The Gander Scholarship will provide a valuable incentive for students interested the World Studies Program, but who feel that the cost of tuition while on a semester-long internship is a barrier,” said Cathy Osman, visual arts professor and member of the Committee for World Studies. “We are delighted to make this signature program more accessible to a wider range of students, and to recognize the commitment and focus these student’s have for incorporating an international element in their academic studies.” Students in the World Studies Program receive a bachelor’s degree in international studies in partnership with the School for International Training, in Brattleboro. Recent WSP graduates have gained immeasurably from internships in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Guatemala.