Forty students were honored at the Chancellor’s Scholarship Reception on February 7, which celebrated the recipients’ diverse backgrounds and study abroad experiences.
As the number of students participating in study abroad continues to increase every year, the need for scholarship support has increased as well. The Chancellor’s Study Abroad Scholarships provide critical support of up to $3,500 to students whose identities are underrepresented in study abroad to participate in a life-changing experience.
Upon their return from studying abroad, scholarship recipients participate in outreach activities, such as the PackAbroad Ambassador program and attend the Chancellor’s Scholarship Reception to share their personal journeys.
During the reception, students Ariana Ferreira, Justin Powers, and Sarah Smart shared how their study abroad experiences in Cuba, China, and Ireland expanded their worldviews and developed their cross-cultural skills.
These scholarships are funded by the Chancellor’s contribution from the University’s Greatest Needs Fund. The Study Abroad Office awarded $350,000 this year through the University’s Greatest Needs Fund, including 140 recipients of the Study Abroad Greatest Needs Scholarship.
Day of Giving is on March 25. We’re #GivingPack to ensure that all students have access to the life-changing impacts of study abroad. Join us and learn more about giving to Study Abroad.