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Former NJ Governor Whitman Offers Full Scholarship for International WWII Study Program  

Normandy, D-DayStudents interested in leadership development, research skill development and World War II history are encouraged to apply to The John R. Whitman Normandy Scholars Fund for the opportunity to study abroad at no cost.

This educational opportunity is provided by former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman and her children in memory of her late husband and their father, John R. Whitman. The fund will support six currently enrolled college students to study the involvement of the United States in World War II and is offered in connection with the National World War II Museum. The student study tour will include personalized lessons from authors, historians, veterans, scholars and eyewitnesses.

The program, which will last 11 days in total, will consist of three intensive days of study at the World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, before heading on to Paris, France for the remaining eight days. Daily trips to historic locations such as the medieval city of Bayeux, Omaha Beach, and the national monuments of France are intended to fuel discussion and a deeper sense of understanding.

All costs are fully paid through the scholarship with the exception of transportation to and from New Orleans.

The scholarship contest is open to all students for free. For more information or to apply for the competitive John R. Whitman Normandy Scholarship program, contact the National World War II Museum's education travel department at or (504) 528-1944 x257.

You can read more about the scholarship in this Star Ledger article, "D-Day remembered: Former Gov. Whitman honors husband by sending students to Normandy."

You can find further details about the study opportunity as well as download an application for the scholarship here.

Categories: Nation and World

For more information, please contact:

  • Katie DeBruhl
  • (504) 528-1944 ext. 363
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