Three University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students, Kristen Chislow, Carrie, Law, and Amber Sawtelle, have been named the recipients of the 2012 Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership. All three recipients will be studying abroad this summer.
Ms. Chislow, a junior nursing major and the daughter of Robert and Susan Chislow of Cresson, will use the scholarship to study German language and culture at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, through the American Institute for Foreign Study. Following graduation from Pitt-Johnstown, Ms. Chislow plans to earn a doctorate of nursing practice and eventually become a nurse educator.
Ms. Law, a junior communication/theatre major and the daughter of Chuck and Galori Law of Murrysville, will use the scholarship to study art history and photography at the Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic with CEA Global Education. Following graduation, Ms. Law plans to become a photographer.
Ms. Sawtelle of Bethlehem, Pa., will use the scholarship to examine Jewish historical sites and communities after World War II in the Czech Republic and neighboring Poland at Charles University through the American Institute for Foreign Study. Following graduation, Ms. Sawtelle plans to earn a medical degree and join Doctors Without Borders.
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. The Heinz Endowment is one of the largest and most innovative independent philanthropic foundations in the country.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
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