Psychology Major wins Scholarship, Grant to study in Costa Rica

Weatherfield_JulieCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Julia Weatherford, a junior psychology major at Columbus State University, has received a merit-based study abroad scholarship and grant from Columbus State University that will allow her to participate in a Maymester course that CSU is offering in Costa Rica.

“I feel honored that my dedication to my studies was rewarded — a true motivation booster for sure,” said Weatherford, who’s also a student in CSU’s Honors College. She lives in Phenix City, Ala.

John Finley and Laurence Marsh, both Turner College of Business faculty, will teach the Sustainable Business course from May 22-June 4. It’s designed to give students an opportunity to learn how businesses operate in Costa Rica while considering sustainability. Students will visit the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Intel Corp., and a nature preserve in Manuel Antonio National Park to hear about sustainable business and tourism development in Costa Rica.

For more on CSU’s study abroad programs, scholarships and grants, visit

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