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Shinn Study Abroad scholarships awarded

Four RIC students will enhance their educational experience in Europe and Mexico this year. They are the recipients of Ridgway F. Shinn Jr. Study Abroad Fund scholarships.

Molly McCaffrey
Narragansett, R.I.
Music –
performance major
London, England,
fall 2009


Tammy Poisson
North Providence, R.I.
Nursing major
Cuenavaca, Mexico,
summer 2009


Jamie Sheppard
Providence, R.I.
History major
Dublin, Ireland,
spring 2010


Rebecca Zuck
Providence, R.I.
Spanish/Latin American studies major
Guanajuato, Mexico,
fall 2009

The 2009-10 winners of awards of the Ridgway F. Shinn, Jr. Study Abroad Fund were introduced at a benefit reception in the Nazarian Center’s Forman Theatre on April 18.

The Shinn Study Abroad Fund, maintained by the RIC Foundation, provides income to support undergraduate students in planned study outside the United States. It allows any undergraduate with 30 semester hours of study at RIC who is in good academic standing in any field of study to apply. Grants are for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 24 months abroad and are of variable amounts.

The fund was created in 1987 by Ridgway F. Shinn Jr. and his wife, Clarice, with the support of friends, colleagues, and former students. Shinn, a professor emeritus of history whose career at the College spanned 48 years, died in December of 2006.