FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 2, 2005
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Office of International Programs at Birmingham-Southern College has announced that five BSC students have been selected to receive competitive scholarships and grants for study abroad. They are:
Kate Chandler of Spanish Fort, Chad Ezekiel of Pleasant Grove, and Megan Wimberley of Tuscaloosa each received a Freeman-Asia Foundation grant. These awards are for students who are interested in studying in Asia. Chandler studied in Beijing, China in the summer of 2005. Ezekiel and Wimberley both spent a year studying at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan.
Karen Claunch of Ashland also received a Freeman-Asia Foundation grant and the Bridging Scholarship for study in Japan from the Association of Teachers of Japanese. She studied at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan.
Shyla Gonzalez-Bulbul of Jasper received a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. She studied one semester in Turkey with the Associated Colleges of the South. The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is awarded for study abroad anywhere in the world.
Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church that receives consistently high rankings as one of America's top national liberal arts colleges.