Christi Heun, a natural resources management major with a biomedical sciences minor at Colorado State University, has been selected as a recipient for the nationally competitive Freeman-Asia award, the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarship Programs announced.
Freeman-Asia (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. Freeman-Asia Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in Asia, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities. The award provides up to $5,000 for a semester abroad.
Heun, a junior from Minooka, Ill., is an Honors Program peer mentor, and a member of the CSU logging team since 2006. She likes to ski and hike, and has volunteered with the Colorado State Forest Service since 2007. Her future plans are to work in Thailand or Cambodia in the field of environmental restoration.
She will study abroad in Thailand at Khon Kaen University during the fall 2008 semester.