FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2005
BIRMINGHAM , Ala.— Four Birmingham-Southern College students have been chosen by the National Rotary Foundation to receive its prestigious Rotary Scholarship for international cultural study.
Melissa Cantley of Vestavia Hills, Lisa Glenn of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Meredith Hanson of Daphne were each awarded a one year Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.
Cantley will study literacy and teaching English to Hispanic immigrants in a Latin American country. Possible locations include Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, or Guatemala.
Glenn's field of study is racial reconciliation after apartheid. She plans to study in South Africa. Hanson plans to study Latin-American literature in Chile.
John Paul Wilson of Gadsden was awarded a three-month Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship. He will focus his study on language and culture, and plans to study in either Mexico or Venezuela.
The Rotary Scholarships, which reach up to $25,000, are intended to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The scholarships are sponsored by local Rotary clubs.
The Rotary Foundation offers three types of scholarships: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships for one year of post-graduate and cultural study, Rotary Cultural Scholarships for three months of overseas study, and Multi-Year Rotary Scholarships for two or more years of international study and exchange.