D.C. Scholarship Fund

The D.C. Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 by a group of MIIS alumni and friends in the D.C. area to raise financial support for MIIS students.

The D.C. Scholarship Fund was created to increase the Institute’s financial aid offerings and build participation in giving among members of its expansive D.C. network. As one of the largest MIIS alumni and friends communities in the world, supporters of the fund believe that modest contributions from those in the D.C. area combined can make a significant impact.

Conceived of by a group of alumni (see Winter 2009 Communique), the annual D.C. Scholarship will be awarded to two returning students from the Graduate School of International Policy and Management and the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education, with a preference for those who have completed or will be completing an internship or other professional experience in D.C. between their first and second years at the Institute.

To make a gift to the D.C. Scholarship Fund, please visit  http://go.miis.edu/givedcscholarship.

Meet the 2011-2012 D.C. Scholars

Danielle Chmielewski

Danielle Chmielewski

Danielle Chmielewski, pictured to the right in a vrksasana yoga position, is a second year student in the MA in Translation and Localization Management program.  She has a BA in French with a minor in Italian Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara.  Danielle is originally from Allentown, PA, but has lived abroad both in France and Italy.  After spending four years working in the private sector in Washington, DC, she came to Monterey to further pursue her studies because of her interests in foreign language and technology.  Danielle also enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking, and practicing yoga.

“I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks for choosing me as one of this year’s Washington, DC Alumni Scholars.  It is an honor to receive this award because of my love for and interest in returning to DC after graduation for a language-related career with the federal government.”

Shen Liu

Shen Liu

Shen Liu is a 2012 candidate for the MA in International Policy Studies with a focus on U.S. China Relations and International Education Management. Shen has traveled to many countries.  She received her bachelor degree in the U.K., and worked at Intel Ltd afterwards. Due to her passion of working in a multi-cultural environment with students and young adults, she left her job at Intel, and worked as a college administration consultant and cross – cultural educator.  Shen believes that international education is not only a bridge that brings nations together, but also an expanding sustainable business that benefits both governments and individuals. She is looking forward to combining her years of working experience in education and the knowledge that she acquired at MIIS to work for an institution of higher education. Her career goal is to be a program director in Asia.