Stevenson Fashion Merchandising Student Awarded Scholarship for International Study

May 1, 2018 7 AM

Stevenson University Fashion Merchandising student, Rebeka Leopardas, has been chosen as the most recent recipient of the Judith Waranch Scholarship for International Study. Leopardas will participate in the SU in Italy program to Florence during the Fall 2018 semester. While abroad, she plans to take courses in fashion and business.

In her application, Leopardas wrote, “I wanted to study abroad in Italy because I know it is a major fashion house and I wanted to learn more about that field in an environment that is known for its iconic fashion. I intend to soak in as much possible knowledge from the classes I take there so that when I come back I can apply it to the rest of my education and to my future career. Anyone can go on a trip to another country for vacation, but going for an educational purpose is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

The Judith Waranch Scholarship for International Study was established in 2016 by Judith Waranch to encourage Stevenson students to participate in a study abroad program. The scholarship is open to female students with financial need. Waranch, a member of the Stevenson University Board of Trustees, has more than 35 years of experience as a senior executive and business lawyer. She has traveled extensively and understands the value of experiencing different cultures. It is Waranch’s desire to encourage young women to expand their experiences and to develop a world perspective. She values classroom instruction combined with experiential education as a foundation to allow individuals to lead full, productive and successful lives, which is at the core of Stevenson’s mission.

To learn more about scholarship opportunities for off-campus study visit our website here.