CIEE Honors Boston Latin School Students as First CIEE Global Navigator Scholars in Massachusetts
On May 4, CIEE held a ceremony and reception for 16 Boston Latin School students awarded prestigious Global Navigator Scholarships to study abroad for three or four weeks this summer on CIEE High School Summer Abroad programs. CIEE chose Boston Latin School as one of only 50 schools across the country – and the only school in Massachusetts – to participate in this year’s Global Navigator Scholarship program.
The 16 students, who were awarded a total value of $56,000 in program scholarships, represent the diverse spectrum of young adults across Boston Latin School. Their scholarships will cover the costs of instruction, housing, meals, and excursions during their programs in Spain, Bonaire, Tanzania, Japan, or China. Global Navigator Scholarships are awarded based on merit and need, and generously endowed by Sheron Long, the former CEO of Hampton-Brown, in partnership with CIEE.
Students were presented their awards by Boston Latin School alum, Robert E. Fallon ’65, founder, president, and CEO of Phosplatin Therapeutics and chair of CIEE’s Board of Directors. As part of his 50th high school reunion celebration, Fallon generously donated funds to cover the cost of flights for Boston Latin students receiving Global Navigator Scholarships.
“I want to give the students of Boston Latin the opportunity to gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world,” said Fallon. “These are the skills that will equip them to venture out from Boston to engage with the broader world and be productive global citizens. My wife Joanne and I couldn’t be prouder that Boston Latin School Global Navigator Scholars will embark this summer on an international experience that will enrich their lives.”