Dr. John J. Perry International Scholarship

Dr. John J. Perry’s deep commitment to the Study Abroad program at SUNY Brockport as well as his tireless efforts to expand accessibility of foreign study to all interested students are continued through this scholarship established by his family. He was a firm believer that a person’s culture reflects very deep perceptions, beliefs, and values that influence his or her way of life and the way that s/he views the world. Students who experience cultural differences personally can come to truly understand other cultures.

Dr. Perry’s belief that increased undergraduate education in global literacy rewards not only the individual but the institution, the nation, and the world underscored his efforts to expand the Study Abroad program. As Director of the Office of International Education, Dr. Perry was instrumental in originating full semester programs in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Vietnam, France, Mexico, Holland, Jamaica and the UK promoting the exchange of culture he deemed vital to understanding the role of the individual and the role of our country in the global setting of the rn;:enty-first century.

In addition to the intellectual rewards of foreign study, Dr. Perry hoped the student studying abroad would experience the pleasure of participating in a new culture, familiarizing himself with the daily lives of others, visiting the great monuments of the country, and learning to understand the culture of his or her temporary home. A student who experiences cultural differences personally can more clearly appreciate the complexity of another culture. Some of Dr Perry’s happiest times were spent traveling and it was his hope that the palpable joy and excitement afforded to him by his travels would be experienced by the students in the Study Abroad program. This scholarship attempts to share that special satisfaction which comes with meeting the challenges inherent in studying and traveling abroad.

Applicants will be considered for this scholarship by the Center for Global Education and Experience at the time of application to your study abroad program.

The financial assistance is in the form of a non-tuition educational expense grant that may be used to cover educational costs such as room, board or college fees. The award will be credited to the recipient’s bill during the semester(s) of the award period. The student must use this award for educational expenses at the College and may not receive the award in cash.

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