WPI Promotes Study Abroad with 5K Stipend for All Students

NEC member Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announced an incentive program that will award a $5,000 study abroad stipend to every student to encourage them to take advantage of the international opportunities that the school offers.

The class of 2022 will be the first class to receive WPI’s Global Project Scholarship to study at one of the Institute’s over 40 project centers in countries such as England, Ecuador, Armenia, and Israel. 72 percent of current students participate in the Global Projects Program and WPI aims to raise that number to 90 percent by the year 2020. WPI hopes to raise $50 million to continue to expand their Global Projects Program and has added 18 project centers since 2009.  This year, they will add programs in Costa Rica, Japan, and Switzerland.

“By enabling more students to apply what they know out in the world, this initiative will also accelerate WPI’s quest to prepare and equip the next generation of STEM leaders to play vital roles in the future prosperity of our nation, and advance the well-being of others,” said WPI President Laurie Leshin in a press release.

The New England Council commends WPI on their commitment to providing students with a global education. Read more in the Worcester Business Journal and in WPI’s press release.

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