SPIA Students Awarded Graduate Trustee Tuition Scholarships

The School of Policy & International Affairs is pleased to announce that two MA Global Policy candidates – Eric Bailey ’12; and Kati Libby ’13 – have been awarded Graduate Trustee Tuition Scholarships. The awards, which pay a year’s tuition, are available on a competitive basis to students enrolled in graduate programs; all recipients are required to register for nine credit-hours each semester during 2012-2013 academic year.

Both Eric and Kati are concentrating in International Security & US Foreign Policy. This summer, Eric will intern at the Potomac Institute’s International Center for Terrorism Studies. The Potomac Institute is a not-for profit, non-governmental agency that seeks to better understand the complex nature of terrorism by engaging in extensive research. In addition to research, the Potomac Institute emphasizes the need to inform both the general public and those on Capitol Hill regarding current trends associated with a given terrorist organization. Eric will be given the responsibility of researching and analyzing the continual threats emanating from a number of terrorist organizations in existence today.

Kati will also intern abroad this summer teaching English to college students who are studying elementary education. In an effort organized Old Town and Bangor Adult Education, Kati will be among nine other teachers who will work with small groups and in one-on-one sessions throughout the summer. One of her goals upon earning her MA in Global Policy is to pursue a PhD degree and teach at the university level. This internship, along with the TESOL certification she will complete in the process, is an important step in that process.

Both Eric and Kati will document their experiences at the SPIA student group internship blog, SPIA Abroad.