History of Dring Language Fellowship

Dring Language Fellowship – Routt County Colorado

2020 - Tanner Richard

Grant: $2,500

After his program in Chile was cancelled due to COVID-19, Tanner was able to defer his scholarship to fall 20021, during which he will be attending an immersive Spanish language program at Universidad de Granada’s Centro de Lenguas Modernas in Spain through ISA (International Studies Abroad). Tanner is a graduate of Steamboat Mountain School and now attends University of Colorado Boulder.

2019 - Meg Anderson

Grant: $1,500

Meg will spend 4 months in Jordan, under a program offered by The School for International Training. She will be studying Arabic and working with Palestinian and Syrian refugees. Meg is a graduate of SSHS and now a student at Cornell University.

2019 - Sierra Bennett-Manke

Grant: $500

Zoe will spend a full school year, 10 months, in Germany under a local Rotary Youth Exchange Program. She will be studying German and attending local schools. She is a current student at SSHS.

2019 - Lily Starkey

Grant: $500

Lily will spend a full school year, 10 months, in Argentina under a local Rotary Youth Exchange Program. She will be studying Spanish and attending local schools. She is a current student at SSHS.

2018 - Zoe Stewart

Grant: $2,000

Travel to Taiwan for full school year sponsored by Steamboat Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Attend local school. Live with host families.

2018 - Julie Congdon

Grant: $1,500

Travel to Finland for full school year sponsored by Steamboat Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Attend local school. Live with host families.

2016 - No award

2015 - Lindsay Adler

Grant: $2,500

Travel to Argentina for a three-month program including four weeks of immersion language training. This is part of a gap year plan. Overall sponsor is Where There be Dragons.

2014 - Kelly Borgerding

Grant: $2,000

Travel to Argentina for gap year study in participation with Steamboat Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

2013 - Kali Morris

Grant: $2,500

Travel to Costa Rica for four-weeks and attend Spanish immersion school. Live with a local Spanish speaking family.

2012 - Mallory Richie

Grant: $1,500

Travel to France for a one-year program in participation with Steamboat Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Live with native French speaking family.

2012 - Kestral Johnson

Grant: $1,000

Travel to Brazil for one-year intensive cultural and language program in participation with Steamboat Rotary youth exchange program.

2011 - Anna Poirot

Grant: $1,500

Travel to Norway for one-year under Steamboat Rotary youth exchange program. Attend local schools and live with several host families.  Post Trip Report

2011 - MaiLis Mangold

Grant: $1,000

Travel to Italy for one year program in participation with Steamboat Rotary Exchange program.

Dring Language Fellowship – Oak Park, Illinios

2019 - Ethan Siegel

Program budget: $15,000
Award: $2,000
Age: 17
Program:

Travel to Tokyo with CIEE for semester-long program concentrating on Japanese. Live with local host families.

2019 - Maya Lowenthal

Program budget: $8,200
Award: $500
Age: 15
Program:

Travel to Paris, France with CIEE for one-month study program. Live with host family.

2018 - Triana Drozd

Program budget: $19,170
Award: $1,800
Age: 20
Program:

Travel to Lille, France as part in cooperation with Columbia College Abroad. Classes in French at University of Lille. Live in dormitory.

2018 - William Shalla

Program budget: $15,840
Award: $1,800
Age: 17
Program:

Travel to Tokyo with CIEE. Three-month program ot attend local school and live with host family.

2017 - James Harren

Program budget: $3,000
Award: $2,000
Age: 20
Program:

Take part in internship program in Paris with Atelier d’Urbanisme, planning local urban design projects.

2017 - Avery Eisner

Program budget: $8,500
Award: $500
Age: 17
Program:

Travel to France with CIEE program. Attend 4 week, intensive language program. Live with local family.

2016 - Kathryn Lieb

Program budget: $28,860
Award: $2,500
Age: 20
Program:

Travel to Granada, Spain. Attend nine-month program at University of Granada. Live with local host family.

2015 - Max Yokoo

Program budget: $12,000
Award: $1,000
Age: 17
Program:

Travel to Japan, attend local high school in, Japan. Live with local host family.

2015 - Rachel Pospisil

Program budget: $11,000
Award: $1,500
Age: 18
Program:

Travel to Czech Republic for intensive language program at Charles University in Prague. The intent of her program is to prepare for a language proficiency examination that will enable her to apply for undergraduate studies in the Czech Republic. Rachel was a previous winner of a Dring Fellowship award.

2014 - Isabel Akgulian

Program budget: $6,000
Award: $1,800
Age: 16
Program:

Travel to Japan, attend language classes with Genki Jacs program in Fukuoka, Japan. Live with local family she has stayed with before. Program duration: One month

2014 - Nadia Yala

Program budget: $2,184
Award: $1,500
Age: 16
Program:

Travel to Cusco, Peru. Participate in community outreach program with local NGO. Program duration: Two and one-half months

2013 - Nadine Peterson

Program budget: $5,400
Award: $2,500
Age: 16
Program:

Travel to Cusco, Peru , stay with local host family, attend the local university; Salamanca at Centro Tinku, take part in a community outreach program. Program duration: One month

2013 - Rachel Pospisil

Program budget: $10,645
Award: $500
Age: 16
Program:

Travel to Japan with Youth for Understanding. Live with local family. Program duration: Six weeks.

2012 - Sam Walder

Program budget: $2.300
Award: $2,045
Age: 17
Program:

Travel to Beijing and Shanghai, China for study at residential high school. Program includes daily immersion in Mandarin Chinese and continuation of research project on wastewater treatment begun in US with visiting Chinese students. Program duration: Seven weeks beginning June 2012

2012 - Sasha Kouznetsova

Program budget: $11,895
Award: $2,155
Age: 16
Program:

Travel to France for full semester with CIEE, including attendance at local school, extensive French language study. Live with non-English speaking family. Program duration: Five months starting January 2013.

2011 - Weldon Rogers

Program budget: $20,000
Award: $1,900
Age: 22
Program:

Travel to Madrid, Spain to pursue a Master’s degree in Spanish translation at the Universidad de la Complutense. Program duration: Two years – August 2011 – July 2013

2010 - Alexander Black

Program budget: $20,600
Award: $2,500
Age: 20
Program:

Travel to St Petersburg for a six-week program n the summer plus a semester-long program in the fall organized by the American Council of Teachers of Russian consisting of intensive Russian language plus course in Russian history and literature. Live with a non-English speaking family. Program duration: Six months starting June 2010

2010 - Luke Hinojosa

Program budget: $8,248
Award: $2,500
Age: 20
Program:

Travel to Shanghai, China for two-month study with CIEE in intensive Mandarin language classes and experience with foreign business and Chinese culture. Program duration: Two months starting June 2011

2009 - Nicholas Kasang

Program budget: $4,600
Award: $1,200
Age: 22
Program:

Travel to Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for two-month intensive language preparation, followed by four months of special instructions and five months internship with a German company. Program duration: One year

2009 - Aaron Lesser

Program budget: $7,200
Award: $2,500
Age: 19
Program:

Travel to China for language immersion program at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Program duration: Two months

2008 - Natalie Greene

Program budget: $3,790
Award: $400
Age: 15
Program:

Travel to Munich through EF International Language Schools for intensive German language program. Program duration: Three weeks

2008 - Lauren Sinnott

Program budget: $7,848
Award: $1,000
Age: 20
Program:

Travel to Perugia and attend language program at University of Foreigners. Program duration: Three months

2008 - Gabrielle Cole

Program budget: $4,160
Award: $2,500
Age: 17
Program:

Travel to Cadiz, Spain and attend Spanish immersion program Centro Mundo Lengua. Program duration; Three weeks

2007 - Marietta Bowman

Program budget: $2,245
Award: $2,245
Age: 26
Program:

Travel Costa Rica for Spanish immersion program from Academia Centroamericano de Espanola with concentration on learning the necessary Spanish to be effective in profession of social work. Live with local family. Program duration: Two weeks