University of Southern Indiana

06/29/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 09:00

New USI Study Abroad scholarship endowment established in honor of Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett - 6/29/2018

In recognition of the leadership of retiring University of Southern Indiana president Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett, the USI Foundation has announced the establishment of the Amy MacDonell and Randall Shepard Study Abroad Scholarship.

MacDonell, a USI trustee from 2006 to 2018, and her husband Shepard, retired Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice and long-time friend of USI, endowed the scholarship that will provide $8,500 per year in scholarships to assist students with the costs of participating in a study abroad program through USI's Center for International Programs.

'This was the right time to honor the amazing tenure of Dr. Linda Bennett and celebrate her service,' said MacDonell. 'These scholarships will reflect the spirit of Dr. Bennett, who has opened doors for students. We are pleased to help students experience the broader world and gain a deeper understanding of their place in that world.'

The USI Center for International Programs offers study abroad programs in 60 different countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania. Programs range from faculty-led trips to full semester and academic year programs and internships.

For more information about USI's study abroad program, visit For more information about the USI Foundation, visit