Ruth Fisher is the first recipient of the History Department's new Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship. Ruth already has plans to work on an internship in D.C. while she is in Washington and talks about her proposed trip -- "I am a senior History Major at the University of Georgia, with a passion for politics and law. I have been a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women since 2011, and have sat on the standards board since my freshman year. I volunteer my time in the library at Alps Road Elementary, which started out as a requirement for my sorority, but ended up developing within me a passion to help promote literacy efforts worldwide.
I am participating in the UGA Washington Semester Program for this upcoming 2015 Spring Semester. I'm thrilled at the opportunities that have been afforded to me by the University, but especially the History Department. I was recently named a recipient of the UGA History Department Study Abroad Scholarship, for which I am incredibly grateful. The scholarship will go towards my time in DC, allowing me to travel and fully immerse myself in the distinct culture of the District. After graduation, I intend to continue to pursue a career in legislative affairs."