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Sundberg Center Offers Scholarship Opportunity to International Students

February 13, 2012 — The University of Virginia's Lorna Sundberg International Center is accepting applications for its namesake scholarship, which is offered to rising fourth-year international students who have demonstrated academic merit and dedication to the community.

The winner of the 2012 Lorna Sundberg Scholarship will receive $1,500 to put toward tuition. Applications are due March 16.

Kate Duan, a student in the College of Arts & Sciences double-majoring in economics and political and social thought, received last year's award.

"Knowing that many international students have contributed a lot in serving the University and their home country's community while maintaining academic excellence, I felt very excited and honored when I learned that I won the scholarship," she said.

A native of China, Duan is an adviser and investigation coordinator on the University's Honor Committee, an investigator and co-chair of the sexual assault subcommittee on the Judiciary Committee and a career peer educator at University Career Services. As publicity chair for the Chinese Students and Scholars Society, Duan was a member of a team that raised $2,000 for drought victims in Yunan Province, China.

The Lorna Sundberg Scholarship honors the dedication to community service that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center's leader from 1981 to 1998.

— By Jane Kelly

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