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July 2008

Release Date: July 30, 2008

First ASU Student Scholars Program Scholarship Winners Announced

Angelo State University’s new Student Scholars Program has awarded its first three scholarships that are aiding students in various study abroad programs during the summer semesters.

Biology/biochemistry major Kiran Chawla, a senior from San Angelo, was awarded a $6,000 scholarship to participate in the International Students Laureate Program. She was also enrolled in an ASU Honors Program research class while she studied the AIDS problem in South Africa during the first summer term. She will submit her research findings to the director of the Honors Program and to the ASU Center for International Studies (CIS) upon her return to campus this fall.

Communications graduate student Joerg Dill received a $4,000 scholarship to participate as an intern in Austria and Switzerland for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) EURO 2008 Championships. He was also enrolled in an ASU internship program during the first summer term and will be required to submit an analysis of his experience and a performance evaluation from the Host Broadcast Services group to the head of the Communication, Drama and Journalism Department and the CIS upon his return to campus this fall.

Pre-med/French major Sean Coeckelenbergh, a senior from Port Aransas, was awarded a $4,500 scholarship to participate in the Stage d’Entrainement au Service d’Imagerie M�dicale et au Service de Pathologie a l’Institut Jules Bordet (Training Program at the Medical Imagery and Pathology Services of the Jules Bordet Institute) in Brussels, Belgium. He is also enrolled in an Honors Program research class during the second summer term while he learns newly developed diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. He will submit an analysis of the program to the director of the Honors Program and the CIS upon his return.

The Student Scholars Program is a new component of ASU’s Center for International Studies and the scholarships are funded by the $4 international education fee paid by all ASU students each semester.