Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Glen Young, an outdoor recreation leadership and management senior at Northern Michigan University, has been awarded a 2005-06 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The scholarship is worth up to $25,000 for one academic year. Young was nominated for the scholarship through the Rotary Club of Marquette. He will study at one of five universities he identified as his top choices. They are located in New Zealand, Australia and Scotland. Young will find out his placement later this summer. The Kalamazoo, Mich., native will study experiential – hands-on – learning, environmental and outdoor education.

Young previously studied abroad at the University of Limerick in Ireland and participated in a service project in Chiang Rai, Thailand. After studying abroad with the scholarship, Young hopes to join the Peace Corps and earn a masterÂ’s degree in intercultural service leadership and management through the School for International Training.

His goal is to eventually open an international experiential education center. Those attending the proposed center could have direct experience with the environment, people and political and socioeconomic problems of the United States and other countries. Young said this would potentially increase awareness, respect and appreciation for cultural differences.

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Jessica Holman