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Thursday, June 24, 2010

S.F., Berkeley College Students Win Federal Funds -- To Leave Town

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:59 AM

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More and more students are clamoring these days to get into U.C. Berkeley and San Francisco State -- and then get the hell out.

The two Bay Area schools placed first and second on the list of students receiving Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships -- federal funds for Pell Grant recipients to study overseas.


For the record, 36 U.C. Berkeley students and 25 from SFSU were granted between $1,500 and $5,000 to head overseas; the experience is intended to "better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world."

So, good luck, bon chance, or whatever they say wherever you're going. And keep your wits about you near national borders.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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