Peter Aberger Scholarship Recipients

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The Peter Aberger Endowed Fund for International Travel

In February 2007, the International Studies Program initiated a special endowed fund to support the travel expenses and other expenses directly associated with travel for students participating in travel abroad (international travel) opportunities endorsed by the International Studies Program. This endowment is in honor of Dr. Peter Aberger, a longstanding Rider University foreign languages and literatures associate professor emeritus and student mentor.

Aberger Scholarship Recipients Highlights

Manuel Mayorga

Name: Manuel Mayorga
Year: Junior
Major: Business and Spanish
Program: Alcala, Spain

What this scholarship means to you/what you hope to gain from the experience:

""Receiving this award has been a relief for my family and me because it is allowing me to be in a comfortable state for my budget when I study abroad. Saving up for the trip has been a challenge for my family and me because of other financial events that have come up throughout the semester. Receiving the Aberger Scholarship Award has given me the opportunity to reach my budget goal that will allow me to travel around Europe and visit some historic sites.""

Victoria Jacoby

Name: Victoria Jacobyz
Year: Junior
Major: Business
Programs: The American Business School in Paris, France

What this scholarship means to you/what you hope to gain from the experience:

"Study abroad has been on my horizon since freshman year. It is hard to believe after dreaming about this opportunity three years ago that I will be away for a whole semester. Receiving this award will allow me to go beyond where I had anticipated, and I am thankful for so many people that helped me achieve my dream. Gratitude for the support that my family, the Center for International Education and professors have shown me."

Toni Davis-Wilson

Name: Toni Davis-Wilson
Year: Sophomore
Major: Criminal justice and sociology
Programs: The University of Caen in France

What this scholarship means to you/what you hope to gain from the experience:

"Going to France is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I believe that difficulties in affording an education abroad should not hinder me from experiencing a life-changing experience that will ultimately help me reach my career goals. This award will personally, academically and culturally benefit me by putting me in a position to make my dreams come true."

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