Foundation for Asia Pacific Education Goes Global, Changes Name to 'Foundation for Global Scholars' to Fund Study Abroad Scholarships Worldwide

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By expanding beyond its original Asia Pacific focus to include all study abroad destinations, the Foundation for Global Scholars can now award scholarships to more university students who want to enrich their lives through international education.

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Now that we’ve gone global, we can involve more individuals and organizations who recognize the value of education abroad for their own goals and the world in general.

The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education today announced its global expansion and name change to the Foundation for Global Scholars to provide study abroad scholarship opportunities to all North American students regardless of destination.

The foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is expanding beyond its original Asia Pacific focus to include all study abroad destinations so more university students can enrich their lives through international education experiences. The foundation’s new home on the web will be http://www.foundationforglobalscholars.org.

“We are extremely proud of the more than $800,000 in scholarships we have provided to over 800 deserving college students since 2007 for study abroad in the Asia Pacific region,” said Foundation Chair Christie Doherty. “Now, with this new name and global mission, we can assist more students, especially those from underrepresented areas of study abroad, and attract more donors who want to support international education scholarships without geographic limitations.”

Founded in 2006, the Denver-based fundraising organization is guided by a board of directors comprised of Colorado and internationally based education and business leaders and takes its strategic vision from GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, the umbrella organization for the AustraLearn, AsiaLearn and EuroLearn study abroad programs.

“We were formed to bring international experiences to more students, especially those unable to study abroad without financial support, because we all gain from a more globally aware citizenry,” Doherty said. “Now that we’ve gone global, we can involve more individuals and organizations who recognize the value of education abroad for their own goals and the world in general.”

To learn more about the Foundation for Global Scholars, visit its new web site at http://www.foundationforglobalscholars.org or call 303-502-7256.

About the Foundation For Global Scholars:
The Foundation for Global Scholars, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Denver, creates global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving personal and professional goals through international education experiences worldwide. Students 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. The Foundation receives strategic vision and financial support from GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, which offers the educational programs AustraLearn, AsiaLearn and EuroLearn. The Westminster, Colo.-based organization has a 20-year history of providing education abroad programs to more than 20,000 North American students studying in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Asia and Europe.

For more information on the Foundation for Global Scholars, visit http://www.foundationforglobalscholars.org or call 303-502-7256.

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