The Office of Global Programs celebrates and honors global engagement of students, faculty, and staff through a variety of annual events, conferences, and awards.

Global Programs is pleased to announce the 2017-18 award recipients:

  • W. LaMarr Kopp International Faculty Award, Professor Rachel A. Smith
  • Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Undergraduate Student Award, Peris Wambui Wamoni
  • Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Graduate Student Award, Fariha H. Salman
  • Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Leadership Award, Sidharth Agrawal

Applications will open October 1, 2018.

Frisbey International Student Award Application/Nomination Form


Applications open: October 1, 2018

Application deadline: December 15, 2018

Directions for Submission

Self nominations by students who believe they meet the stated eligibility criteria must complete the webform with a brief statement of required qualifications and provide two letters of support from either faculty, staff, or community leader (not personal reference). Please note, if the student is being nominated, then only one letter of support is needed in addition to the nomination letter.

Any questions and documentation should be directed to

Master Information Architecture: 
Identify the status of the award nominee/applicant
Student must be in full-time status to be eligible

Additional Required Information for Application

In addition to this form, you must send the following to

Example of Applicant's Contribution

Send a detailed explanation (no more than 3 pages in pdf or word format) of the applicant's outstanding contributions to international understanding. This may consist of academic, athletic, or other extra-curricular campus activities and/or community involvement in school or civic group programs or service projects. Please note that international activities should have taken place at Penn State and that students must be enrolled for the current academic year in order to receive the award.

Letters of Support

Three letters of recommendation/support from either faculty, staff, students or community leader (not personal reference) should be sent to