Fayetteville Resident Joseph White Awarded GAIN Scholarship for Study Abroad

Oglethorpe University Junior to Study in South Korea

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Stars Mill grad Joseph White, junior at Oglethorpe University

ATLANTA, GA (10/18/2012)(readMedia)-- Joseph White, a Stars Mill High School graduate and junior at Oglethorpe University, was recently awarded the GAIN Scholarship by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). 

GAIN scholars are chosen for their dedication to internationalizing their education. Joseph will use the award towards study at the CIEE Study Center in Seoul, during the spring 2013 semester. He will fulfill the study abroad requirement for his International Relations major, and will study North Korean politics as part of his Politics minor. Joseph plans to work in politics with an emphasis on Korean affairs.

As the world leader in international education exchange for more than 65 years, CIEE is committed to making study abroad available to all students. The GAIN scholarship program is one way CIEE is keeping this commitment as all funds go to students facing some of the most common barriers to international study, such as high costs, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and underrepresented fields of study like science, technology, engineering, and math. In just one year, GAIN has increased CIEE's annual scholarship giving to more than $3 million to help make studying abroad a possibility for students of diverse backgrounds and academic majors.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a leading liberal arts and sciences university which enrolls1,100 students representing 34 states and 28 countries. Oglethorpe has been named among U.S. News & World Report's Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes' America's Best Colleges, and Princeton Review's Best Southeastern College in its 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges. Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of America's most selective liberal arts institutions. For seven consecutive years, Oglethorpe has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for commitment to and achievement in community service. Oglethorpe is home to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and Georgia Shakespeare, the professional theater-in-residence. OU competes in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association. Website: www.oglethorpe.edu.