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endowment expands Access at indiana university

N 2003, Edward L. Hutton, an Indiana University alumnus, gave $9 million to Indiana University to establish an endowment for the International Experiences Program. The university subsequently named the program for him, which is now known as Hutton International Experiences Program (HIEP). Later, in 2004, Indiana University named its Honors College after him, and it is now known as Hutton Honors College. Matthew Auer, dean of Hutton Honors College says that the Hutton gift of $9 million has made “all of the difference in the world—literally.” This is “because the gift has allowed Hutton Honors College students and many other undergraduates at Indiana University [who qualify] to see and experience the world.” Edward Hutton’s life was a “rags to riches” story and he was a very “pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps” kind of person who wanted to stretch the money to as many students as possible. “He still expected students to find other sources of funding for study abroad, but he wanted to give an incentive to study abroad to as many students as possible by offering the scholarships. He wanted to give a little to a lot of students rather than a lot to a few,” explains Kathleen Sideli, associate vice provost for overseas study. What’s unique about the Hutton Honors College scholarships is that they are not just available to students in the Honors College. Any student who meets the 3.4 GPA requirement is also eligible to apply for the scholarship. On average, 50 percent of the scholarships go to students who are not Hutton Honors College students. Another requirement of the scholarships is different than most—all recipients are required to write an essay upon their return from their education abroad experience to reflect upon what they learned. Before he passed away in 2009 these essays were sent directly to Edward Hutton to read. “Mr. Hutton really enjoyed reading students’ essays,” recalls Sideli. The essay requirement still stands today; now the essays are sent to Hutton’s family. Hutton Honors College administers the Hutton International Experiences Programs rather than the campus education abroad office—but there has been some collaboration across campus offices. After receiving Hutton’s gift, “IU had to develop systems across a number of offices to allocate the funds (i.e., determine eligibility, devise an application process, create a screening system, have staff allocate the funding, work with other offices to develop those systems, etc,” says Sideli. The Indiana University Office of Overseas Study was able to assist the Hutton Honors College with how to facilitate the application process for students applying for the scholarships. “When Hutton Honors College first developed their application, we asked them, ‘Do you realize how laborious this application process is?’” explains Sideli.“We were able to help them to make the application process easier for many students. For example, if a student had already applied to study abroad through a program offered

by the Office of Overseas Study… their information was already on file with our office, and essentially we could “fast track” their application. This streamlining made it easier for students to apply.” In addition, the Office of Overseas Study helps Hutton Honors College promote the availability of the scholarships campus-wide. A distinctive advantage of Hutton’s gift for IU was that it didn’t just provide funding for scholarships for students to go abroad— the gift also assists with staffing costs to manage the Hutton International Experiences Program. “Mr. Hutton’s gift actually pays for the salary and benefits of a dedicated program director,” explains Auer. “This is a remarkable dimension of the gift.” The program director handles approximately 80 percent of all business related to the program; the remaining work is distributed among other staff in the Hutton Honors College and in other parts of the university, such as the Office of Student Financial Assistance. To further the impact of Hutton’s gift, it was made into an endowment. Indiana’s University president and the Indiana University Foundation decided that the campus would match interest the endowment, which is approximately 5 percent per year. According to Sideli, the matching funds “double the amount available to students each year.” “The endowment certainly increased the popularity of study abroad for students and faculty because it reinforced the current and past university presidents’ goal of having more undergraduates go abroad, and of course, Hutton International Experiences Program (HIEP) awards helped make study abroad (and internships and volunteer experiences) much more affordable for hundreds of students annually,” says Auer. To date, HIEP has disbursed a total of $4,998,075 to 3,533 students studying in 88 countries.

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An Added Bonus: Gifts for Study Abroad program development

ot oNLY did Edward Hutton give money to Hutton Honors College for student scholarships, but he also gave funds directly to the Office of Overseas Study for the sole purpose of program development. In 2004, the Edward L. Hutton Foundation gave the Indiana University Office of Overseas Study a grant for $225,000 to help fund new short-term study abroad programs led by IU faculty. Between 2004 and 2007, that grant supported 16 program opportunities for more than 200 students, which resulted in an average savings of $1,000 per student to participate in these programs. “We named it after Edward Hutton as his initials are E.H.—we call it the Edward L. Hutton Expanding Horizons Programs,” explains Sideli. In 2007 the Edward L. Hutton Foundation renewed its grant for $225,000 (to fund the next three years) to continue to help fund new short-term study abroad programs and sustain reduced program fees for students. “This model of a philanthropist giving money for program development has been very successful for us,” says Sideli. “Running

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International Educator - May/june 2011
Contents
Frontlines
In Brief
Voices UBC President Stephen J. Toope
Building Partnerships: Indonesia and the United States
One Path— Many Destinations
Windfall Scholarships for Education Abroad
66 Weaving Service Into Study Abroad
FSA
International Enrollment
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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