Travel Fellowship Established for TC Students

A fellowship to support foreign travel and study for students at Teachers College has been established by the bequest of a lifelong Yonkers resident who taught French at Bronxville High School.

Steven Szabo, who died in 1988 after being struck by a car while he was on a trip to Florida, had arranged for the fellowship in his will.

It will be awarded every other year to an "outstanding student of a modern foreign language who intends to teach such language on a secondary level (junior or senior high school)." Proceeds from the fellowship--which has been established with $95,850 from the Szabo estate--will help fund a year of study in the foreign nation whose language the student plans to teach. The will sets no restrictions as to the language to be taught or the nation to be visited

Szabo took classes at Teachers College in the 1950s. He earned his B.S. degree at NYU and his Ph.D. in French literature at the Sorbonne, after serving in Europe in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Columbia University Record -- February 24, 1995 -- Vol. 20, No. 18