GREENVILLE, Pa.—Three Thiel College students will be making their first international trips this summer after they were selected for the Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership. The scholarship is offered to women with at least a 3.0 GPA, who have never traveled outside of the United States previously.
Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, is one of the 14 colleges included in the program.
Quinn Ursprung ’20, of Bel Air, Md.; Samantha Kurchena ’20, of Bridgeville, Pa.; and Tanyra Williams ’19, of Cleveland, Ohio, will each receive $5,000 from the Heinz Endowments to fund their study abroad experiences.
The three recipients of the scholarship will take classes or have an intensive internship in the country of their choosing.
“Over the years we have sent dozens of young women out into the world because of this scholarship,” Thiel College Campus Coordinator for the program and Professor of Sociology Cynthia Sutton, Ph.D., said, “and we are privileged to witness the truly transformative nature of this experience for our young women.”
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