Barbara A. Barker Vienna Summer Internship Scholarship

Scholarship Information

  • April 1

Barbara Barker is an alumna of the University of South Carolina, and a member of the IES Abroad Vienna Class of 1968-69. Her year in Vienna, in which she discovered a passion for European art, music, culture, and travel with classmates, was life changing. Barbara passed away from a medical condition in Vienna in 1970, cutting short her new-found direction and purpose. Her father, George A. Barker, Jr., recognized the value of a global, cross-cultural experience both through Barbara’s experience, as well as through his work as the European Import/Export Representative for the Bethlehem Steel Company. He, along with David H. Hartz, Barbara’s stepbrother, have established this Scholarship to honor the valuable impact of study abroad.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:  

  • Enroll in the IES Abroad Vienna – Summer Internship program.  
  • Identify as an underrepresented student. 
  • Attend a U.S. college or university. 
  • Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $30,000 or less.