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Grant Supports Study in Asia

December 2014

Dr. Terri Barr, (pictured at right), Senior Director of International Programs at the Farmer School, today announced the receipt of an approximately $100,000 grant from the Freeman Foundation. The renewable grant will be used to help defray program and travel costs for students participating in the Farmer School’s Hong Kong Internship Program this coming summer.

All Farmer School students (who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents), enrolling in the summer 2015 program will receive funds to help defray costs. Amounts will be based on the student’s financial need and merit. Additionally, each student will receive a significant allowance for international airfare.

Dr. Barr noted, “We are delighted with this award and grateful to The Freeman Foundation for making it possible for more of our students to experience life in Asia. This grant removes a significant barrier to international study and we hope many more deserving students will now be able to participate.”

The Freeman Foundation was established in 1994 through the bequest and in memory of the businessman and benefactor Mansfield Freeman, a co-founder of the international insurance and financial conglomerate American International Group, Inc., better known as AIG. The Foundation is dedicated to augmenting international understanding between the United States and the nations of East Asia. It accomplishes this principally through the distribution of grants in the educational sector.

For more information or to apply for the FSB Hong Kong Internship Program, visit www.fsb.miamioh.edu/international