Kauffman Scholarship and MU Study Abroad Awards

In honor of the memory of Manchester University graduate Bruce Kauffman, who was a
scholar, musician, and financier, a generous benefactor and Bruce’s college roommate, established an endowment fund for Manchester University students who choose to study abroad, or in an approved program in the U.S., during their undergraduate years. The fund makes off-campus study possible for students who are unable to pursue coursework of this nature due to financial constraints. This award is particularly relevant for students who have dreamed of studying abroad, or of participating in an off- campus program in the U.S., but who didn’t believe it would be possible to do so.

Through the generosity of other Manchester donors, some additional funding is also available for study abroad. Students who have applied for the Kauffman scholarship are eligible for these additional funding opportunities as well. Selected recipients of these additional funds will be named “Manchester University Study Abroad Award” winners.

Manchester Students Abroad

Kauffman Scholarship Recipients 

2019

Bryan Bathke, Germany
Blake Belpedio, Spain
Kelleen Cullison, London
Monique Hochstetler, Ireland
Ania Ksiezyc, Ireland
Brittany Miller, France
Mackenzie Rooks, Spain
Elijah Smith, England
Kelly Thomas, Ecuador

2018

Desiree Blum, Ecuador
Tiffany Byers, Belgium
Natalie Collins, Japan
Holly Granfield, Ecuador
Maddison Kaylor, Florida
Emily Lynn, France
Bonnie Wong, Japan


2017

Bailey Harmon, England
Jensen Lassiter, England
Shannon Lee, India
Nolan McBride, England
Kaitlin Mindiola, Japan
Hannah Wales, Ireland
Logan Williams, England
Courtney Zentz, England

MU Study Abroad Award Recipients 

2019

Daniel Baker, Spain
Holly Granfield, England
Madison Kaylor, France
Mary O’Neill, Spain

2018

Zakaria Bulus, Costa Rica
Morgan Shumaker, Nicaragua
Jamie Soposky, Nicaragua


2017

Maggie Carpenter, Australia