Barbara A. Barker IES Vienna Summer Internship Diversity Scholarship

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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 died 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.

Amount: 
Up to $2,000
Eligibility: 
  •  Applicants must be accepted to, fully participate in and complete the IES Abroad Vienna Summer Internship program
  •  Open to underrepresented arts and music students who are in good standing at an accredited college or university in the U.S.