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Botstiber Foundation: Celebrating 25 Years

January 14, 2020

The Botstiber Foundation celebrates its 25-year anniversary, 1995 – 2020. Browse our website to learn more about the impact the foundation has made and our current programs, Botstiber Scholars Program, Botstiber Institute of Austrian-American Studies, and Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control.

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Botstiber Scholars Program: Botstiber Foundation Hosts the 2019 Scholars Conference

September 7, 2019

The Botstiber Foundation hosted their annual Botstiber Scholars Conference at Pocono Manor in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. These conferences serve as a relaxed and educational way for the scholars to continue bonding as a group, as they get to know the Foundation, plus explore the Poconos. The historic Pocono Manor, established in 1901, is located north […]

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Botstiber Scholars Program: Summer Internships

September 2, 2019

The Botstiber Scholars Senior Cohort had the task of securing and completing an internship in a country in Africa over the summer. These students reflected on their experiences and were excited to share them with their fellow scholars and Botstiber Foundation Board of Advisors during the annual retreat. One of the seniors, Edward Amoah, shared […]

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Botstiber Scholars Program: Freshmen Etiquette Dinner

April 12, 2019

On April 12, 2019, at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College, Pennsylvania, Jennifer Campbell, Penn State Director of Global Operations and Learning, conducted a seminar with the freshmen Botstiber Scholars focusing on professional development, specifically related to professional dinner meetings. First, she explained why dinner etiquette is important and in what situations it should […]

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Botstiber Scholars Program: Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy Selects Botstiber Scholars

April 1, 2019

The Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy (PLA) is a prestigious and competitive program that offers curricular and extracurricular opportunities for high-achieving students. Freshmen are invited to apply through a rigorous application process, which includes having a 3.2 GPA and submitting two essays and two letters of recommendation. Only 30 students are accepted each year. These […]

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Botstiber Scholars Program: Design Thinking Workshop

March 22, 2019

On March 22, 2019, the Botstiber Scholar Juniors participated in a workshop on design thinking run by Lee Erickson at Happy Valley Launchbox. Design thinking is used to develop new products and think more creatively about a problem, in order to perhaps initiate an entrepreneurial venture. During the workshop, the four scholars were asked to […]

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