Awarded annually on the recommendation of the JoAnna Townsend Steering Committee, by the Director of the Sprott School of Business, to a student in the Bachelor of International Business program, who is in their mandatory year abroad studying Spanish or Portuguese in Central America, South America or Spain. This award was endowed in 2004 by Barbara Orser and family, friends and colleagues, in memory of Ms. JoAnna Townsend.