Scholarship Supports YSU Students Studying Abroad

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A scholarship created by the chairman of Youngstown State University’s department of geography and urban-regional studies will help more students study abroad.

“Travel study courses are an integral part of my teaching,” said Ron Shaklee, who is in the Bahamas this week for his 31st annual student trip. “This award is one way to ensure students will continue to benefit from the experience.”

Over his career, he has traveled with more than 1,000 YSU students to the Caribbean nation as part of the international area studies course, as well as a cross-listed tropical ecology course

The endowed Shaklee Honors Study Abroad Scholarship will be awarded annually beginning next semester. The recipient must be sophomores or higher in the Honors College, with preference given to those not receiving an honors scholarship. Applications, which will be posted soon through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, are due Feb. 1.

Shaklee’s long-standing relationship with the Bahamian community has resulted in an affiliation between YSU and the Gerace Research Centre, which is part of the University of the Bahamas. Shaklee, who conducts historical research on the island, has had multiple articles published in Bahamian professional publications.

Source: YSU News

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.