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Congratulations to our spring 2018 Diversity Abroad scholarship winners!

Diversity Abroad is happy to announce the winners of our Diversity Abroad Scholarships for Spring 2018. Each year, we aim to help meet the needs of students from diverse academic, economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds. Many thanks to AIFS, China Institute, CISI, FIE, Foundation for Global Scholars, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Semester at Sea, and University of Auckland for their partnership and support in making international opportunities possible for these students. Please join us in congratulating the following students:


Spring 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Diversity Abroad & AIFS Achievement Scholarship – $5,000

(Name, Major, University, Study Abroad Country)

Jada Jefferson, Theater and Diversity & Community Studies, Western Kentucky University, India

Terrell Vaughn, Business Management, South Carolina State University, Spain


Diversity Abroad & FIE Scholarship – $3,000

(Name, Major, University, Study Abroad Country)

Henry Farfan, Economics, Lewis & Clark College, Ireland

Samantha Patricio, Biology, College of Saint Benedict, England


Diversity Abroad Israel Semester Scholarship – $7,500

(Name, Major, University)

Maddison Brunsman, Social Anthropology, Middlebury College

Brianna Carlson, International Relations, Moorpark College

Vanessa Qian, History, University of California at Berkeley


Diversity Abroad & Semester at Sea Scholarship – $5,000

(Name, Major, University)

Karen Escobar, Finance, The Ohio State University

Wayland Goode, Global Development in Public Health, University of Virginia

Marcela Riddick, Zoology, Colorado State University

Camille Victor, Strategic Communications, The Ohio State University


Diversity Abroad & Semester at Sea MSI Scholarship – $5,000

(Name, Major, University)

Pamela Emanuel, International Business, San Jose State University

Richard Thwang, Accounting, University of Houston

K’Yanna Wesley, Psychology and Criminal Justice , California Lutheran University


Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassadors Scholarship Program – $500

(Name, Major, University, Study Abroad Country)

Brittany Allen, Integrative Public Relations, Central Michigan University, Italy

Arlette Hawkins, Journalism & Mass Communications , North Carolina A&T University, Spain

Alec Taylor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, University of San Francisco, England

Shakera Vaughan, Government/Sociology, Georgetown University, South Africa

Adriana  Vivar (Xochitl Quetzal), Psychology, Mt. San Antonio College, Spain


Diversity Abroad & University of Auckland Full Scholarship

(Name, Major, University)

Taylor Maruno, Biology, Pacific Lutheran University


Fall 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Diversity Abroad Planning Scholarship – $1,500

(Name, Major, University, Study Abroad Country)

Christian Soriano, University of California at Berkeley, Spain

Carlos Sevilla, Hampshire College, TBD


Our Overseas Ambassadors and Diversity Abroad Scholars will be writing original articles and sharing their experiences abroad on social media. Follow them by liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtags #diversityabroad #overseasambassador #DAscholar #unlockyourpassport to follow their respective journeys!

Scholarships for study abroad in summer and fall 2018 will open February 1st. To explore Diversity Abroad scholarships and beyond, check out www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships.

We hope to see more of your students applying for future scholarships with Diversity Abroad!