William and Carol Pendergast Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Information

Up to $2,000 awarded
  • Fall/Academic Year Deadline: May 1
  • Spring/Calendar Year Deadline: November 1

Bill Pendergast and Carol Stamatis studied together with IES Abroad in Paris 1964-65. It gave them a common international experience and broadened their world view. This led to their marriage in 1968 and to PhD degrees at Columbia and Yale that were rooted in their international experience. Their three children were all born in Europe during the 17 years that the family resided there. Now retired, they return frequently for visits. Bill and Carol’s year in Paris with IES Abroad was the catalyst for decisions and experiences that changed their lives. Carol says, “We are grateful to IES Abroad for the experience of a lifetime, and we want to enable other students to access similar opportunities. The more that do, the better the world will be.”


  • This scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate students with financial need attending any IES Abroad program outside of North America, with a preference for students studying at IES Abroad Paris.