WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?
The International Fellows Program offers an opportunity for students with financial need to study abroad during their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Each spring and fall, students will be informed that they may submit a proposal outlining their intent to travel, the desired location, and course of study. A selection committee consisting of faculty and administrative staff will be designated annually by the Millikin University Center for International Education. This committee will also include a member of the Alumni and Development Office and will be called the International Fellows Committee. Information will be obtained from the Financial Aid office to determine the student’s financial need, based upon the student’s annual EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) filing.
Bruce and Kay Nims International Fellows Program
Bruce and Kay Nims are members of the Millikin class of 1972 and 1973, respectively. Through their family foundation, they have established the Nims Foundation International Fellows program in accordance with their goal of supporting education, youth, and international/ cultural projects. Bruce Nims is the retired Chairman of the board of Nims Associates, Inc., a computer consulting firm, and a Millikin Trustee Emeritus. He serves as Millikin University’s Entrepreneur- in- residence.
Marie Folrath McDermott International Fellows Program
Marie Folrath McDermott was a member of the Millikin class of 1940. She was a long time resident of Decatur and enjoyed participating in events on campus. She especially enjoyed auditing classes at Millikin. She had fond recollections of classes and travel trips with the late Professor Graham Provan. Her love of travel and learning led to her daughter providing memorial funds to establish travel fellowships.
Dougles E. Zemke International Fellows Program
Funds for this fellowship were established by the Trustees of Millikin University in 2010 with the invitation to alumni and friends to support a fund recognizing the retirement of Millikin's 13th president, Douglas E. Zemke, class of 1966.
The Cornerstone International Expedition
Adrian Koehler is a member of the class of 2003. Because Adrian has experienced the fulfillment of travel and working with people in other nations, he established this award for one or more nursing students to have the opportunity to study in a developing country. Funds for this award are made through a foundation, Cornerstone Project, for whom Adrian serves as the executive director.