The Matt and Emily Shoup Spain Study Abroad Scholarship
In 2002, I studied abroad in the country of Spain. I fell in love with the people, culture, and country. Every year I return to Spain to live out my passion for this second home. When I do so I am reminded of the impact this beautiful country and it's people have had in my life.
In 2007, Emily and I founded a scholarship, through Colorado State University, allowing students, who financially can not afford it, to have the same opportunity I did. To date we have awarded 14 students this scholarship. This scholarship is a permanent endowment which grows by the principal balance of the endowment being invested in the market. A portion of the interest accumulated becomes a guaranteed expendable scholarship awarded to students. Any interest above and beyond goes back into growing the endowments principal and base. Think of it like a mutual fund that kicks off guaranteed dividends in the form of scholarship funds.