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Recipients of Jepsen International Scholars Program Endowment scholarships participate in study abroad experiences in Spain, Taiwan, Japan, and more.

Recipients of Jepsen International Scholars Program Endowment scholarships participate in study abroad experiences in Spain, Taiwan, Japan, and more.

$25,000 “Jepsen Challenge” matches study abroad scholarships in education dollar-for-dollar

The College of education has raised $21,370 of the $25,000 needed to meet the Jepsen Challenge by June 30, 2016. 

Family, students, and transformative life experiences: That’s why alum Keith Jepsen ’67, M.S. ’68, and his spouse, Kathleen Dore, have funded more than 40 scholarships for Redbird teacher candidates to study abroad.

Today, Jepsen and Dore are stepping up their game. Through June 30, 2016, they will match up to $25,000 of gifts to the College of Education designated for the College of Education Global Initiatives Fund. Donations will fund study abroad opportunities for education majors, future partnerships, and international student exchange programs. These scholarships have an exponential impact, serving not only aspiring educators, but the hundreds of students each of them will teach throughout their careers.

Please consider joining the College of Education and the Jepsen family to help future Redbird educators take part in an education-focused international experience in Spain, Taiwan, Japan, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ireland, England, and more!

View the current study abroad options the College of Education offers or read about the impact international experiences have had on past recipients of Jepsen scholarship recipients:

Alumna Andrea Delgado '11 studies in Cuernavaca, Puebla, and Taxco, Mexico during her time as an early childhood education major at Illinois State in the summer of 2010.Alumna Andrea Delgado '11 studies in Cuernavaca, Puebla, and Taxco, Mexico during her time as an early childhood education major at Illinois State in the summer of 2010.

Andrea Delgado ’11, studied in Cuernavaca, Puebla, and Taxco, Mexico, summer 2010, former CPS teacher, pursuing a graduate degree from Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Spain.

Junior elementary education major Morgan Delapa studies in Spain during the summer of 2015.

Morgan Delapa, senior bilingual/bicultural elementary education major, studied in  Alcalá de Henares, Spain, summer 2015

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Stanley Gillespie '11, alum and sixth grade teacher at Nimitz Middle School in San Antonio studies in Taiwan during the summer of 2015 while pursuing his bachelor's degree in middle level education.

Stanley Gillespie ’15, studied in Taipei, Taiwan, summer 2015, currently a sixth grade social studies teacher at Nimitz Middle School in the Northeast School District, San Antonio.

Kelsey Seegers, a bilingual/bicultural elementary education studies in Spain during the summer of 2015.

Kelsey Seegers, sophomore bilingual/bicultural elementary education major, studied in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, summer 2015

Early childhood education major Keisha studies in Taiwan during the summer of 2015.

Keisha Helm, senior early childhood education major, studied in the cities of Taipei, Hsinchu, Taitung, and Taichung, Taiwan, summer 2015

Elementary education major Sarah Brown studies in Spain during the summer 2015.

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Jepsen scholarship recipient Kasey Ockerlund with a kindergarten Taiwanese student at a school the study abroad group visited in the summer of 2015.

Kasey Ockerlund, senior special education-learning and behavior specialist major, studied in Taipei, Taiwan, summer 2015

Education majors who participated in the College of Education's Alcalá de Henares, Spain study abroad trip in the summer of 2015 pose for a photo in the school where they worked with Spanish students and teachers.

Tiffany Marzullo, senior bilingual/bicultural elementary education major,  studied in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, summer 2015

Bilingual/bicultural education major Bayza Senbetta studies in Spain during the summer of 2015.

Bayza Senbetta, sophomore bilingual/bicultural elementary education major, studied in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, summer 2015

Julia Egan, a junior elementary education major studies in Spain during the summer of 2015.

Julia Egan, junior elementary education major, studied in Ávila, Spain, summer 2015

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