International Resources in the UNH Community
The Bertram Husch International Scholarship Fund was established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc. in 2000 through the generosity of Phurpa "Phil" G. Ladenla '59 and Sophie C. Ladenla in honor of former Associate Professor of Forestry, Bertram Husch. Husch served as foreign student advisor during Phurpa's junior and senior years at UNH. He made foreign students feel welcome at UNH both as a group and as individuals, and made them feel they could make a difference on campus. The Bertram Husch International Scholarship Fund is established as an expression of gratitude for the inspiration he provided to Phurpa and other foreign students through his compassionate encouragement and guidance.
Congratulations to Binh Nguyen, who received this year's Bertram Husch International Scholarship!
"The generous funds from UNH, the OISS and donors like Dr. & Mrs. Phurpa and Sophie Ladenla have facilitated my pursuit of knowledge and simple happiness. I've been able to create an ideal and balanced college life largely due to my financial freedom. Therefore, I'm very thankful and fortunate to receive such an honor. I still have two more years till I graduate from UNH with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting. An achievement like this is a shining light of optimism on whatever path I choose to walk in life. For that, once again, I am forever grateful."
Congratulations to Varouna Appiah, this year's Bertram Husch International Scholarship recipient. Varouna comes from a tiny island found in the Indian Ocean called the Republic of Mauritius. "I would like to thank my donors for scholarships from the OISS office, as well as CEPS, as these have allowed me to attend UNH for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering: Municipal Processes. I would like to broaden my education and I am planning to attend graduate school next year."
Xiameng Liu was our 2010-2011 recipient of the Bertram Husch International Scholarship. Xiameng is an international student from China, pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. "I would like to thank the donors for their support of international students at UNH, and for making it possible for students to afford quality education. UNH has given me many opportunities to gain leadership and academic skills that will help me succeed after college."
During her undergraduate studies at UNH, Xiameng worked as a research assistant and was awarded a summer undergraduate fellowship that allowed her to conduct research with a faculty mentor in the Chemical Engineering department. The experience she gained led her to attend the Annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers Meeting, as well as the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference. She has also been a part of the University Honors Program, the Cultural Connections Program, and various other student organizations that "have enriched and broadened the scope of my education."
This year’s recipient is Tegiye Birey, a Cypriot studying Political Science and Women’s Studies (with a completed minor in French). “As a member of the Northern Cyprus community that lives under political and economical isolation, scholarships from various organizations and private donors have provided me with the necessary funds to continue my higher education in selected institutions such as UNH, which would not be possible otherwise”. Tegiye plans to attend graduate school and hopes to “continue her education with an institution that will be as inspiring and inclusive as UNH”.
The recipient of the Bertram Husch International Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year was Cem Savoglu '09, an Economics & International Affairs dual major from Nicosia, Cyprus. "It is a great honor to be awarded the Bertram Husch Award. Opportunities like this have given me the financial support needed to pursue my academic goals. I would like to thank the donors for their generous support. I plan to attend graduate school in the UK on European Public Policy studies."
Muge Hurkal was the 2007-2008 recipient of the Bertram Husch International Scholarship. Muge graduated from the University in 2008 with honors, earning a double major in Economics and Mathematics. She is from Cyprus and returned back home shortly after finishing her degree. "The Bertram Husch Scholarship not only provided me with the opportunity to feel a relief in financial terms during my last year, but also I feel it acted as a prestige for me to include in my resume." Not long after Muge returned to Cyprus, she was able to find a job in the Technical Assistant Team to act as the Rural Development Sector Programme Management Unit. She has been working there for 3 years. Meanwhile, she is studying for her Masters in Sustainable Development, a distance learning programme through the University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies.
Stefanie Hauck received the Betram Husch International Scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year. Stefanie was a Biochemistry major and graduated with Honors in May 2007. She is from Hamburg Germany, but her parents live in Geneva, Switzerland. "I want to thank the donors who helped make my college education possible. Their assistance really lifted a burden off my shoulders and helped free me to do the community work I love." After UNH, Stefanie worked at Cornell Medical School in New York City as a research technician in the pediatric neurology department. She would like to attend graduate school and eventually get her Ph.D. in pharmacology and then work in pharmaceuticals, doing cancer research and development.
What have you learned about yourself at UNH?
Procheta C.V. Mallik received the Betram Husch International Scholarship back in 2003. He was a Physics major from Bangalore, India. Procheta is presently a second year PhD student studying Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, Scotland and expects to complete his studies in October 2009. "It is vital to have such wonderful donors to make our university education possible. For an international student like me, it would have been impossible for me or my family to fund my education overseas, but it is such scholarships that make it possible. I will forever be indebted to such donors and also UNH for realizing this and continuing to be one of the few state universities in the U.S. to offer financial aid to international students. If you continue to do as you have been, you'll continue to attract the best students not only from the States, but from around the world." You can read about Procheta's accomplishments while at UNH on www.unh.edu/undergrad-research/studentMallik.html
The International Friendship Group brings together international students, scholars and the local community. International Friendship Group (IFG) was formed more than 25 years ago in order to connect various people with similar interests, like arts, music, travel etc. A lot of IFG members were not born in the United States and are aware of difficulties one can meet when arriving to this country for the first time. Everyone in this group, both Americans and those who became American Citizens after settling down here, are willing to help foreign students and scholars with problems and issues arising from not knowing this country and being 'new' here. Visit their website at www.ifgnh.org.
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