Three University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students, Patricia Fleming, Heather Little, and Lisa Olshefski, have been named recipients of the 2009 Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership. All three recipients will be studying abroad this summer.
Ms. Fleming, a sophomore sociology major and daughter of James and Heidimarie Fleming of Lewisburg, Pa., will use the scholarship to study German through the Center for Study Abroad program in Stuttgart, Germany.
Ms. Little, a sophomore communication major and daughter of Jeff and Linda Coddington and Richard and Michele Little of Berlin, will use the scholarship to study advanced Spanish and environmental impact and social development at Veritas University in San Jose, Costa Rica under the auspices of American Institute for Foreign Study.
Ms. Olshefski, a sophomore management and marketing major and daughter of Edward and Marie Olshefski Jr. of Johnstown, will use the scholarship to study business at the American Business School in Paris.
The Heinz Endowments support efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a home to diversity and inclusion. Committed to helping its region thrive a whole community-economically, educationally and culturally-the Heinz Foundation works within Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the nation to develop solutions to challenges that are national and even international in scope. One of the largest and most innovative independent philanthropic foundations in the country, the Heinz Endowments awarded over $84 million in grants in 2007.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.