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Berkeley Junior Wins $5,000 Study Abroad Scholarship

UC Berkeley student Andrew Adelman applied for the scholarship given by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He is spending the spring semester in Amman.

Washington, DC, February 14, 2009 --( The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) has awarded Andrew Adelman the NSCS Scholar Abroad Scholarship for the fall semester. Adelman, a junior in the Public Health and Development Studies programs, is spending the spring semester in Jordan.

“We read hundreds of applications throughout the year, and Andrew’s truly stood out in the group,” said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS’ executive director. “His answers were focused and specific and outlined how his study abroad program would enhance his major and future career. We are proud to help him represent the Berkeley community, NSCS and the United States, overseas.”

On campus, Adelman is an involved member of the student government, an active participant at the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, and a trombonist for the University Wind Ensemble.

The Scholar Abroad Scholarship is presented to one outstanding NSCS member each semester to help the student with his or her study abroad experience. NSCS gives $5,000 in the spring and fall semesters, and $2,500 in the summer.

NSCS members can apply for these and other scholarships by visiting NSCS’ Web site,

For non-members interested in joining NSCS, please contact NSCS at or 202.265.9000.


About NSCS:
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS awards more scholarship dollars to undergraduates than any other honor society. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 625,000 members and 233 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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