Four students have been awarded B. Thomas Trout Scholarships from the College of Liberal Arts to support their study abroad experiences.
Laura Bello, a Spanish major, will be studying nutrition in the UNH-in-Italy summer program in Ascoli Piceno, Italy.
Cory McKenzie, a history and philosophy double major, will be studying Roman architecture and history in the Rome January Term program.
Melanie Platt, a linguistics major–and avid painter, will be studying art in the UNH-in-Italy summer program.
Brianna Smith, a fine arts major, will be studying art in the UNH-in-Italy summer program.
The late B. Thomas Trout was a professor of political science and an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts. Throughout his career, Professor Trout actively and tirelessly promoted international studies as a vital part of the college curriculum. He was equally dedicated to the development of study abroad programs for undergraduates, convinced that expanding the range of international study opportunities for American college students was integral to their understanding of a complicated world.
In Professor Trout’s honor, the College of Liberal Arts established the B. Thomas Trout Scholars Fund, which supports annually up to five College of Liberal Arts undergraduate students with outstanding academic records and financial need, allowing them to participate in a UNH-managed study abroad program in the College.