Edward L. Hutton Foundation Grant
Two grants from the Edward L. Hutton Foundation to the Indiana University Office of Overseas Study have helped fund new short-term study abroad programs, reducing program fees for students.
The grant has applied to IU-Administered programs in the first years of operation in these locations:
- Britain (London-Literature, London-Theatre, Oxford)
- Dominican Republic (Dominican Identity)
- France (Black Paris, Paris-History, Paris-Photography)
- Germany (Berlin Sculpture)
- Guyana (Georgetown)
- India (Bangalore)
- Japan (Documentary, Osaka—Photography)
- Mexico (Oaxaca)
- Netherlands (Amsterdam)
- Senegal (Dakar)
- Spain (Aranjuez)
Hutton, former Chairman of Roto-Rooter, Inc. and Omnicare, grew up in Bedford, IN and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at IU. After completing his master’s, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany. When the war ended, he worked in Berlin and negotiated several trade agreements, helping to rebuild the German economy. This early experience in Europe inspired him to fund opportunities for IU students to study abroad. He passed away on March 4, 2009, just a few weeks before the formal dedication of the new building housing the Hutton Honors College which was named in his honor.
For further information, please read our press release about the grant.
In an increasingly competitive global economy, the international dimension of education is becoming more and more important. Indeed, it is a matter of practical necessity: we have to provide it as a part of a good education, and students increasingly demand it."-IU President Michael A. McRobbie