University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students Amanda M. Hanbury, Paige C. Stokes, and Andmoragan C. Thomas have been named the 2007 Vira I. Heinz Travel Study Award recipients.
Ms. Hanbury, a junior environmental studies major from Cuddy, Pa., will use the scholarship to study German language during the summer of 2007 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Ms. Stokes, a junior communication major from Glassport, will study intermediate Spanish language during the summer of 2007 in San Jose, Costa Rica under the auspices of Cultural Experiences Abroad.
Ms. Thomas, a junior history and political science dual major from Holsopple, will study Viennese art and architecture, and Modern Austrian History in Vienna, Austria during the summer of 2007 under the auspices of Hope College and the Austro-American Institute of Education.
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 $55 million in grants in 2006.
Founded in 1927 and celebrating 80 years, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200. The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs. UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by. U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007