Lycoming student receives international scholarship

Lycoming student receives international scholarship

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Lycoming College junior Linda McCargo has been awarded an Undergraduate Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service in support of her planned semester at Otto-Friedrich-Universitaet Bamberg, one of Lycoming's affiliate institutions, in Bamberg, Germany.

McCargo, a native of Alexandria, Va., is studying German and economics. She is the fourth Lycoming student to receive the competitive award since 2008. The scholarship assists with travel and living expenses and provides a generous monthly stipend.

German Academic Exchange Service is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Its 14 international offices provide information as well as financial support to more than 50,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study.

Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.