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Boeing Scholarships Enable Undergrads to Study Abroad

By Laura Lapierre-Yap

Boeing is making long-term study abroad a reality for more students at the McCombs School of Business.

The BBA International Programs office is offering scholarship opportunities for McCombs undergraduate students studying abroad on Spring 2014 BBA Exchange programs.

Filling a void where currently no scholarships exist, Boeing contributed $10,000 toward funding scholarships at $500 to $1,000 each. The Boeing Study Abroad Scholarships have been awarded to eight students studying abroad in various locations.

Each applicant was chosen based on summaries written in response to questions such as, "In what ways will you be a good ambassador before, during, and after your study abroad experience?"

Meet the winners below:


Headshot of Eric McAdam, BBA '14, Finance Eric McAdam, BBA '14, Finance

Studying Abroad at The University of Bath in Bath, England

"Not only will the Boeing scholarship give me a better financial opportunity towards my education, it will also allow me to put it towards exploring my family roots in England and the U.K. I will also be able to travel Europe, a life long dream, and learn firsthand about the many cultures that make up Europe." 

 

Chris Wang, BBA finance '16Chris Wang, BBA '16, Finance
 
Studying Abroad at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong

"The Boeing Scholarship will allow me to fund various activities and festivities I have planned during my study abroad in Asia. Studying abroad will allow me to diversify my portfolio  while learning from renowned professors at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This Boeing Scholarship will allow me to make studying abroad possible.” 

 

David Slywka, BBA finance '15David Slywka, BBA '15, Finance

Studying Abroad at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia

"I am so grateful to have received this generous scholarship from Boeing. While studying at UNSW in Australia, I plan to use the money from the scholarship to travel within the country, which I wasn't financially going to be able to do before receiving this scholarship." 

 

Headshot of Kristen Stanley, BBAKristen Stanley, BBA '16

Studying Abroad at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia

"The scholarship money I received will help me pay for my living expenses while abroad in Canberra, Australia. Thanks to Boeing, I will be able to experience a different country and culture and expand my worldview."

 

Juan Torres, BBA Management Information Systems '14 Juan Torres, BBA '14, Management Information Systems

Studying Abroad at The University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic

"By receiving the Boeing Scholarship, I will now be able to almost entirely fund my airfare for Prague. I am very excited that I was selected as a recipient and will do my best to represent Boeing and The University of Texas overseas."

 

Andrew Carrillo, BBA Accounting '15Andrew Carrillo, BBA '15, Accounting

Studying Abroad at University of Bath in Bath, England

"Receiving this scholarship is very exciting because I will now be able to see much of Europe's museums, churches, and other historical gems. I have never left the United States, so my European experience will now be all the more adventurous! Because of Boeing's generosity, I will also be able to travel to Orleans, France, to see where my family came from."

 

Jenny Chau, BBA '14 Management Information Systems

Jenny Chau, BBA '14, Management Information Systems 

 Studying Abroad at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong

"I am incredibly grateful for Boeing's generosity to grant me a study abroad scholarship. Without this scholarship, it would be much more difficult for me to take full advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore and study abroad in Hong Kong."

 

Eileen Kao, BBA Marketing and communications '14 Eileen Kao, BBA '14, Marketing, and Communications

Studying Abroad at Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien in Vienna, Austria

"The Boeing Scholarship helps in the process of having the dream of studying abroad become a reality. This scholarship will help me reduce the amount of loans I am taking to spend my last semester of college in Vienna, Austria."

A version of this article originally appeared on the BBA International Programs website.

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