Travis Canova, a senior Honors student at UGA, is the recipient of the Ambassadorial Scholarship, awarded by the Rotary Foundation.
Canova, who is from Rome, will graduate in May 2005 with a dual degree in the B.B.A./M.Acc. program in the Terry College of Business. He will use the scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in international politics at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth.
“The University of Wales came highly recommended by Professor Loch Johnson,” says Canova. “It should prove to be a special educational and developmental opportunity and I greatly look forward to representing the University of Georgia abroad.”
Since 1947, the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships program has enabled more than 30,000 men and women from 100 nations to study abroad. It is the world’s largest privately funded international scholarships program. More than 1,100 scholarships were awarded for study in 2002-03. Through grants totaling approximately $26 million, recipients from some 69 countries studied in more than 64 nations.
“Winning the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship is an outstanding achievement for Travis,” says David S. Williams, director of the Honors Program. “I am proud of his exemplary record of leadership and scholarship at UGA, and wish him continued success at the University of Wales.”
The Ambassadorial Scholarships program advances international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups.