Foley-Jackson Scholarship for International Studies

Bill Jackson and Martha Foley-JacksonIn spring 2004, UNH alumni Martha and Bill Jackson established the Martha L. Foley ’76 ’96G and William S. Jackson ’75 Fund for International Studies to encourage New Hampshire students to participate in a study abroad experience through the University of New Hampshire.

Martha, who received her B.A. in French at UNH, spent her junior year in Dijon, France, and considers it one of the best experiences of her life. A graduate of the UNH Whittemore School, Bill believes that, now more than ever, students must understand and experience other cultures. All UNH undergraduates must learn to appreciate, understand and function effectively in a world in which international relationships and global forces will continuously impact their lives. One significant way to achieve this goal is to study abroad.

Through this scholarship, the Jacksons hope to encourage participation by students whose financial constraints might otherwise prohibit study abroad. Each year, the fund provides $4,000-$5,000 in financial assistance to a NH sophomore who meets the study abroad eligibility requirements and who is currently receiving grant-eligible financial aid as defined by the UNH Office of Financial Aid (determined by FAFSA).

Students who meet all eligibility requirements will receive a letter of invitation to apply during the fall of their sophomore year.