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Meet the Summer/Fall 2016 Scholarship Winners/Video Bloggers

Wednesday, August 31, 2016  
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Diversity Abroad is happy to announce the winners of our and Diversity Abroad Network Scholarships. Each year, we aim to help meet the needs of students from diverse academic, economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds. Many thanks to AIFS, CISI and Semester at Sea for their partnership and support in making international opportunities possible for these students. Please join us in congratulating the following students and supporters:

Summer 2016 Scholarship Recipients
Diversity Abroad Network $1,000 Summer Scholarship

for students at Network Member Institutions

(Name, Major, University, Study Abroad Country)

Dylan Cash, Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, Japan

Joshua Harvey, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Alabama, Dominican Republic

Bushra Malik, Sociology, UC Berkeley, Spain

Paola Rodriguez, Nursing, Miami Dade College, Italy

Christina Walthall, Fashion Institute of Technology, Japan

Our Diversity Abroad Network Summer Scholarship recipients shared their experiences while abroad on our official blog. Check out their posts to see what they were up to by visiting the blog at

Diversity Abroad CISI $2,000 Planning Scholarship

(Name, Major, University, Study Abroad Country)

Andrew Andrew, Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana, Cyprus

Catherine Chenault, Special Education, Texas A&M University, Mexico

Austin Mahler, Cognitive Science, UC San Diego, Italy

Fall 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Diversity Abroad & AIFS $5,000 Achievement Scholarship

(Name, Major, University, Study Abroad Country)

Hanna Dasoo, Global Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Turkey

Jewells Santos, Playwriting/Communications & Media, DePaul University, Spain

Diversity Abroad & Semester at Sea $5,000 Scholarship

(Name, Major, University)

April Boyd, English, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Charlotte Mills, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rico Natividad, Sociology/Education, UC Irvine

Mikaela Valk, Business Administration, University of San Diego

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassadors $500 Scholarship Program

(Name, Major, University, Study Abroad Country)

Diana Arteaga, Sociology, UC Berkeley, Brazil

Chloe Gandal, English, Edmonds Community College, England

Maryanne Jokoh, Information Technology, Towson University, South Korea

Austin Ogletree, Industrial & Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T University, Thailand

Eunice Shek, Asian Studies/Creative Writing, Knox College, Japan

Our Overseas Ambassadors 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 #unlockyourpassport to follow their respective journeys!

Scholarships for study abroad in spring 2017 and beyond will open September 1st. To explore Diversity Abroad scholarships and beyond, check out

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