By Providing $463,000 in Annual Support, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Underscores Foundation for Global Scholars’ Mission to Fund Scholarships for Emerging Leaders

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GlobaLinks Learning Abroad is providing $463,000 in annual support to the Foundation for Global Scholars to increase opportunities for students to become leaders through international education experiences.

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This support has helped us award nearly $1 million in scholarships since we began distributing funds to students in 2007.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, a provider of international education programs across the globe promoting academic, cultural, personal, professional and social discovery, is providing $463,000 in annual support to the Foundation for Global Scholars to fund international education scholarships for students who are emerging leaders.

“GlobaLinks Learning Abroad is proud to support the important work of the Foundation for Global Scholars to make education abroad a reality for more students,” said Cynthia Banks, founder and executive director of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. “Our organization played an integral role in the Foundation’s launch six years ago, and we are pleased to continue contributing to its mission into the future.”

Started in 2006, the Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Denver whose mission is to create a global workforce that positively influences the future success of the United States. Through study abroad scholarships, the Foundation enables students to make the journey from national citizens to global citizens to global leaders. Scholarship awards are given for a variety of programs, including academic, internship, and service learning. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority.

“This generous support from GlobaLinks Learning Abroad enables us to award scholarships to students who are emerging leaders from colleges and universities all over the U.S. and Canada,” said Foundation Chair Christie Doherty. “This backing has helped us award nearly $1 million in scholarships since we began distributing funds to students in 2007.”

The Foundation seeks support through financial and other contributions from individuals and organizations that will ultimately benefit when hiring students with international education experiences, as well as entities that see the value of education abroad, both for their own goals and the world in general.

“Since our founding, we’ve given scholarships to more than 900 students in the U.S. and Canada who have gone to more than 16 countries via a wide variety of international education programs,” Doherty said. “Our scholarships fill a void in study abroad financial support and create real opportunities for students who otherwise might not be able to gain the valuable experiences abroad that are so important in the development of global leaders.”

About GlobaLinks Learning Abroad:

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, based outside Denver in Westminster, Colo., is a leading provider of education abroad programs for college-level students in destinations across the globe. Students from more than 800 universities and colleges across North America choose to study with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad each semester in destinations in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji), in Asia (Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand) and Europe (Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Spain, Wales, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands.) Since it was founded in 1990, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has sent more than 20,000 students on educational programs worldwide. For more information, visit GlobaLinksAbroad.org.

About the Foundation for Global Scholars:

The Foundation for Global Scholars, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Denver, is working to create a global workforce that positively influences the future success of our country by enabling college students to make the journey from national citizen to global citizen to global leader. The Foundation supports this mission by awarding scholarships to college students across the U.S. and Canada for study abroad programs, including academic programs, internships, and service learning programs. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority. The Foundation supports its mission through financial and other contributions from individuals and organizations who see the value of education abroad for their own goals and the world in general. For more information on the Foundation for Global Scholars, visit foundationforglobalscholars.org or call 303-502-7256.

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