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November 2007

Release Date: November 26, 2007

ASU Introduces New Carr International Studies Scholarships

Angelo State University has announced the creation of new Carr International Studies Scholarships that will help eligible students finance their study abroad programs through the ASU Center for International Studies (CIS).

Monies from the Robert G. and Nona K. Carr Scholarship Fund have been set aside for the new scholarships that will pay various course-related expenses for students who participate in study abroad, leaving the students to provide only their standard tuition and fees and personal spending money. The new scholarships will not affect the funds available for the existing Carr Academic, ROTC or Student Research Scholarships.

According to Dr. Sharynn Tomlin, director of international studies, the new scholarship program is part of ASU president Dr. Joseph Rallo’s pledge to make studying abroad as affordable as studying on the ASU campus.

“Dr. Rallo said that because he wants our students to become more internationalized, we need to support more study abroad,” Tomlin said. “We have always known that one of the biggest issues for the students has been the cost factor. These new scholarships will help alleviate that issue.”

The new Carr Scholarships will be available starting in spring 2008. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be accepted to an ASU sponsored study abroad program, be a full-time student the previous two academic semesters at ASU, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and have completed 30 hours of course work by the end of the term in which they have applied. Graduate students must be accepted to the ASU graduate program with an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or a graduate GPA of 3.00.

The CIS offers summer study abroad programs in Costa Rica, Germany, Mexico, Russia and Scotland, with semester and academic year programs in France, Germany, Mexico, Russia and Scotland. Efforts are also ongoing to add new programs in additional countries. Currently, program costs per student range from $2,000 to $4,500 depending on the length of the program and destination.

For more information, contact Dr. Tomlin at 942-2083 or 942-2383, Ext. 231. More information on the scholarships and an application form are also available online at

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