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tional-age students) and that a student must have completed 30 academic credits (unless it is a faculty-led program and a faculty member approves), for students to be eligible for the scholarships. The vast majority of students who receive scholarships participate in education abroad experiences that earn academic credits (which include about 95 percent of the faculty-led programs); however, most service-learning education abroad experiences are not-forcredit, but students can still receive scholarships for them. The UW Foundation manages the endowment and provides periodic reports about its growth. The way the endowment is set up, more people can contribute to the endowment—it didn’t stop with the Cheney’s donation. As a result, the funds have the potential to grow faster than they would be able to otherwise. And with the international office having oversight of how to allocate the funds, this means they can think more strategically about how to use the funds in different ways in the future. “If you have the flexibility of how to distribute funds from the endowment, if there happens to be is an influx of money, there is an opportunity to think about longer-term possibilities about how to fund study abroad initiatives in the future that may align with strategic projects of the university,” says Alexander. “One example might be if an institution wants to add an international component specific curriculum. Well, if you know that the there was recent large donation to the endowment, or that it grew substantially higher than usual, then you know about how much extra disposable income you

might have in the future for priority study abroad initiatives that you can now possibly fund down the road. With this flexibility, the funds can potentially have a university-wide impact.” Before the Cheney’s gift, UW had a small endowment that gave money on an ad-hoc basis. After the Cheney’s gift, there was an increased interest in studying abroad among students, which resulted in an increased workload for the University of Wyoming International Programs Office. “My responsibilities are quite different because of the significant change in scholarship administration activities. Before, we didn’t have a formal scholarship administration process—now it is up to 15 to 20 percent of my time,” Alexander says. Initially she managed the Cheney scholarship applications herself, but now one of her staff members does more of the labor-intensive part to help out. For example, her staff member now uploads all of the applications to a Web site where the scholarship committee reviews them and helps in getting award letters out to recipients. Since the Cheney scholarships have been awarded, there has been a marked increase in popularity among students who want to study abroad. In 2006, before the scholarships went into effect, approximately 125 UW students studied abroad annually. By the end of the 2010–11 academic year, that number will be 325. Most of the growth has been in faculty-led programs. In 2006, there were five faculty-led education abroad programs. In 2011, including programs to be held this summer, there will be 25 faculty-led in programs in which students will eligible for a Cheney scholarship

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2011

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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International Educator - May/June 2011 - Cover2
International Educator - May/June 2011 - Contents
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - 3
International Educator - May/June 2011 - Frontlines
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - In Brief
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - Voices UBC President Stephen J. Toope
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - Building Partnerships: Indonesia and the United States
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - One Path— Many Destinations
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - Windfall Scholarships for Education Abroad
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - 66 Weaving Service Into Study Abroad
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - FSA
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - Partnering
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - Forum
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International Educator - May/June 2011 - In Focus
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