VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) _ Fourteen students at the University of South Dakota are the first to receive scholarships to study abroad through a new international travel fund at the Vermillion instruction.

The new International Opportunity Fund in USD’s College of Arts and Sciences was established by alumni Tom and Nancy Gallagher. The couple gave approximately $1 million to the USD Foundation to support international travel by students.

The scholarship awards range from $600 to $2,500 each and the students will travel to 11 different locations including the Galapagos Islands, Scotland and Peru.

The fund awarded about $20,000 in all to support travel costs. More money will be allocated through a competitive process in the fall.