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Study-abroad scholarships of $2,500 now available

Alumni , Areas of Study , Global , Stories Stories from Abroad | Oct 02, 2012 |

Three new $2,500 scholarships have been established to help Gabelli School of Business students handle the cost of studying abroad. Interested students must apply by November 15, 2012, for funds to be used in the spring 2013 semester.

Named in honor of John S. Wilcha (GSB ’64), a Fordham University trustee fellow who wanted to give back to the Gabelli School, these grants offset the cost of spending a full semester in an approved study-abroad program. Three students will be chosen to each receive one of the $2,500 grants.

To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the application, which asks them to write a 500-word essay that identifies a business issue or challenge of interest and that explains and how studying abroad will affect their understanding of it. Dean Rapaccioli will evaluate the applications and choose the three winners, who will be expected to correspond with Mr. Wilcha during their time abroad.

Mr. Wilcha is a partner at the buyout firm Dubilier & Co. He also has senior positions at DC Safety Sales, Bluegrass Dairy and Food, and Berlin Industries, companies in which Dubilier & Co. has a significant stake. He has more than 35 years of experience in the baking and food industries, including at Standard Brands, Gallo Wineries, Borden’s, Arnold Foods, Wild’s Breads and AmeriFoods. He has been a member of the Association of National Advertisers, a director of the National Advertising Review Board, and on the Board of Directors of the American Bakers Association.

Students can download the application here or see Susan Brucculeri on the fourth floor of Hughes Hall for a paper copy. Decisions will be made and announced by the end of the fall semester. Good luck!

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