Ten undergraduates at Oregon State University have been selected to receive scholarships totaling $26,000 for international research and education abroad in 2008-09.
The scholarship program includes six awards administered by the International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) office. A committee of OSU faculty and staff members selects students for the scholarships each year.
Robbie Lamb, a biology major pursuing an International Degree and marine biology option, has spent countless hours in the lab and the field, and he's written his
own grant proposals to get funding for research in the United States,
Ecuador, and the Bahamas. His international work with sustainable fisheries has earned him a Fulbright grant. In September, Lamb will use the grant to help build a marine reserve in Ecuador's Esmeraldas region—with fishermen's input.
International Degree students Anna Gallo and Katie Parker, the first OSU
recipients of the Oregon Consular Corps Scholarships, were honored at the Corps'
annual dinner on January 16. The scholarships assist highly qualified students
in Oregon public universities who are planning an international career.