The Timothy J. Rutenber Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad is annually awarded to one University at Buffalo undergraduate student with financial need who will participate in a study abroad program in Africa.
Timothy J. Rutenber was the associate vice provost for international education at the University at Buffalo (UB) from 1991 to 2004. From the time he joined the university, Rutenber distinguished himself as a model of professional service whose pursuit of excellence in international education administration set an outstanding example for his colleagues at UB and the State University of New York, as well as those with whom he worked at institutions of higher education around the world.
Rutenber spent much of his early career in West Africa: first in Burkina Faso as a Peace Corps volunteer, then as part of an agricultural research project in Niger, and later as administrator of a US Agency for International Development project involving the nomadic peoples of Niger.
In recognition of Rutenber’s outstanding service to the field of international education, as well as his own personal commitment to international exchange with African countries, the Office of International Education established the Timothy J. Rutenber Memorial Scholarship in 2004.
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Applications are due by April 1 for summer, fall, or academic year programs and November 1 for winter or spring programs abroad.