We are pleased to announce the new study abroad scholarship, the Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship, which is available to IES Abroad Vienna students starting Fall 2017.
As IES Abroad’s longest serving faculty member, Dr. Benesch's (pictured above) high academic standards and devotion to teaching have inspired countless students. Thanks to a leadership gift made by alumnus George Trask (IES Abroad Vienna, 1961) and gifts from more than 60 other alumni, we are happy to honor her tireless commitment to IES Abroad Vienna students through the Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship.
The scholarship offers need-based financial assistance to student(s) participating in the Vienna–European Society & Culture Program, and who have demonstrated an interest in art history. The scholarship was first introduced on October 24, 2016, when Dr. Benesch was honored at a ceremony at the Vienna Center for her work with IES Abroad. She was also presented a book of memories to celebrate her dedication to IES Abroad.
To watch the full ceremony honoring Dr. Benesch, please check out our IES Abroad Alumni Facebook Live below:
In 1961, Dr. Benesch began working at IES Abroad Vienna as a chaperone and Art History instructor as IES Abroad students arrived by boat to tour Europe before starting their study abroad program in Vienna. Over the years, she has accompanied countless students on their course-related excursions to Italy, Prague, and Budapest, as well as summer tours to Spain.
Frau Benesch officially joined the IES Abroad faculty in 1964 as an Art History professor and has left a profound impact on hundreds of U.S. college students and their view of classical art. She has taught a number of courses at IES Abroad Vienna in the Art History Department including: Art Analysis I & II, Renaissance Art, Introduction to Modern Art, and Baroque Art. Throughout her years at IES Abroad, Frau Benesch has been recognized for her dedication and was awarded the Long-Time Faculty Award in 2010 (pictured below: Dr. Roswitha Benesch (front center) surrounded by some of the alumni who came together to establish the Dr. Roswitha Endowed Scholarship in her honor).
Find out more information on the Dr. Roswitha Benesch Endowed Scholarship.
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