Craig Abbott is a 1970 graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a resident of Darien, Connecticut. Through his career in international finance, he came to recognize the importance of "cultivating both an international awareness and a hands-on learning experience as a vital component of an undergraduate college education." Toward that end he created, in 2001, the Endowment for International Studies. Thanks to his generosity, 20 students have received scholarships to study abroad and six have been awarded International Research Opportunities Program grants.
University of New Hampshire
Center for International Education, "Craig Abbott emphasizes importance of international education to the future of UNH and its students" (2009). UNH International Educator Newsletter. 63.