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Jamie Marr in graduation regalia at the 2024 ICC Commencement

ICC graduate awarded international scholarship

By: Mike Gavin
Published: June 12, 2024

ICC graduate awarded international scholarship

SPINDALE (June 10, 2024) – Jamie Marr, a recent Isothermal Community College graduate, has received an international study scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.

Marr, who graduated in May with an Associate of Arts degree and another in Business Administration – Small Business Management.

She was awarded the $3,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the State Department. The funds were used to allow Marr to attend the Isothermal Global Distinction trip to Ireland this past semester. Marr is the first ICC student to receive the scholarship.

The Gilman Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints, according to the State Department’s website. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program encourages students to conduct STEM-related research abroad as part of their study abroad or international internship program. The program also encourages students to study languages deemed important to national security.

“Part of my responsibility in the scholarship process is to get the word out about the award to potential recipients,” said Marr.

She was an active student in her time at Isothermal, serving in the Future Business Leaders of America chapter, the Peer 2 Peer mentoring program, the National Technical Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and the ICC Book Club. Marr plans to continue her studies at Western Carolina University.