The Kendra Chiota Payne Global Studies Award honors the late Kendra Chiota Payne, Class of 2006. Kendra was a dedicated student athlete and world traveler with an amazing energy and zest for life. She was a global citizen who lived on three continents and visited over 30 countries during her 21 years of life. The fund provides awards to MA and/or PhD students participating in an internship in a developing country in Asia, Africa or Latin America. Recipients are involved in work which will advance educational and/or economic development opportunities for women and children and may be working with an international NGO or non-US governmental or international governmental organization.