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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Humanitarian Assistance Program

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Brinser Award for Humanitarian Assistance

Humanitarian Assistance Alumnus Chester Lee Brinser IIIJosef Korbel School of International Studies' students completing the Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance are eligible for consideration for The Chester Lee Brinser III Endowed Scholarship Fund. Recipients are selected from Humanitarian Assistance Certificate students based primarily on their contributions toward and demonstrated commitment to humanitarian service.

Chester Lee Brinser III is a well regarded alumnus of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (formerly Graduate School of International Studies) who was devoted to a life of helping others. He completed a master's degree, emphasizing development issues, and graduated with honors in 1997. After completing his studies, he spent the next four years working in Nicaragua.

Upon Chester Lee's unfortunate and untimely passing (in March of 2006), his mother, Joann Upchurch, and sister, Allison Jeffords, graciously created a fund in his honor. Although the Program in Humanitarian Assistance was not in existence at the time of his matriculation and graduation, he very much exemplified the principles of humanitarianism throughout his life.