2012 National Peace Corps Association – School for International Training Scholarship
By Erica Burman on Monday, December 10th, 2012
The National Peace Corps Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 National Peace Corps Association – School for International Training Graduate Institute Scholarships.
Academic scholarships allow NPCA members to pursue master’s degrees in international programs at the SIT Graduate Institute’s Brattleboro, Vermont campus. Members of the NPCA who have one year or more of significant intercultural experience are eligible to apply for this $10,000 scholarship. Several awards are made each year.
NPCA members can request information regarding this exclusive scholarship opportunity at 800-336-1616 or 802-257-7751, or on the SIT Graduate Institute web site.
The 2012 recipients are:
Jeremy Moses is from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He served in Rwanda from 2010-2012. Currently, he is studying Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation at SIT Graduate Institute. After graduation, he wants to do community based dialogue and action here in the United States.
Nga Trang was originally born in Southeast Asia. She grew up in Texas and spent her 20s in New York City where she finished her B.A. and worked afterwards. Trang’s Peace Corps service was in Nicaragua from 2010-2012. She currently studies Sustainable Development at SIT. After my degree, Trang wants to focus on the climate crisis through advocacy work, program planning and evaluation in non-profits, and NGOs, and social entrepreneurship that bridges for-profit companies interested in social issues.
Adriana Guzman is from Queens, New York. She served in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer and is currently studying the Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management degree at SIT. After finishing her degree, she hopes to work towards positive social change by using the message of peace.
Jessica Parks comes from Indianapolis, IN. She served in the Dominican Republic, specifically in the province of Hato Mayor. She is currently a PIM studying International Education. After I graduate, she hopes to either work for, or develop a high school cultural exchange program that uses performing arts as a tool for social change
Eddie Nguyen served in the Czech Republic 1993-1995. He is currently studying an MA-TESOL degree at SIT. After graduation, he wants to teach ESL in the US or overseas.
Lisa Ronér is from Salt Lake City, Utah. Her Peace Corps service was in Kenya from 2007-2010, where she was a public health volunteer. Currently, she is studying Sustainable Development: International Policy and Management at the SIT DC campus. Roner is interested in the larger issue of women’s rights and specifically the right of women in the developing world to have access to reproductive health services. In the future, she wants to be with an organization that is working to improve reproductive health access for women in developing countries.
Thank you, NPCA!