CORVALLIS, Ore. - Amy Owen, a senior at Oregon State University, is one of 14 students in the nation to be awarded a Killam Fellowship to study in Canada during the 2009-10 school year.

Owen, a native of Elmira, Ore., is majoring in graphic design with a minor in business and entrepreneurship at OSU. Her award includes a $10,000 scholarship, a mobility grant, orientation in Ottawa and a spring seminar in Washington D.C. Owen is studying at the University of Victoria in British Columbia as part of the fellowship.

The Killam Fellowships Program provides support for undergraduate students from accredited degree granting colleges and universities to participate in a binational residential exchange program between Canada and the United States. Scholarship recipients spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the host country.

This program, which is administered by the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States, is supported by the American Killam Trusts, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

Owen said she plans to study the similarities and differences between marketing and design in Canada and the U.S. "I would really like to deepen my understanding of time-based media, such as video, as well," she said. "After graduation, I would love to work in design and marketing in both the U.S. and Canada."

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Joe Hendricks, 541-737-6405