Ashley Rutland is received a $1,000 Christian Lieding Scholarship for her overseas study in visual communication to Japan this past summer.
The junior from Nebraska City is majoring in advertising and public relations. Rutland’s honors include making the Dean’s List and receiving two College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ scholarships – the Kinman Oldfield Scholarship and the Lori Sweet Scholarship, In addition she has received the Nebraska City News-Press Scholarship. Rutland has held internships with the Daily Nebraskan as a senior account executive and the Nebraska City News-Press. This summery she will work as an event coordinator and marketing assistant at Bluestem Nursery and Vineyard.
The Christian Lieding Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended to encourage academic/educational exchanges between University of Nebraska–Lincoln and foreign educational institutions and will fund tuition, fees, travel or living expenses.
The scholarship was made possible by more than $4 million by the estate of Harold Lieding, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate and a person who passionately believed in the value of study abroad. The endowment, which was first announced in 2004, will fund the program in memory of Harold's late son, Christian.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and be enrolled full time at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.