Destiny Hanks awarded Diverse International Women of Color study abroad scholarship

Destiny Hanks, a University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) student, has been awarded a DIWC (Diverse International Women of Color) study abroad scholarship for Fall 2023. She is a senior at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and will be attending the USAC Torino Program in Italy.

As a nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable and inclusive international education programs, USAC routinely collaborates with the DIWC organization to financially match scholarships to support students going overseas. Hanks will receive $1,000 in total for her international education pursuit.

Six students were awarded a DIWC scholarship for the Fall 2023:

  • Destiny Hanks (pictured), senior at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Zuri Wilson, junior at The University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Truc Ma, rising senior at The University of California, Berkeley
  • Kanna Parker, rising sophomore at Loyola Marymount University
  • Tamari Beard, rising senior at The University of New Mexico
  • Akini-Rei Coleman, senior at the University of Colorado Denver

USAC was the first study abroad organization to partner with the DIWC when it was founded in 2018. In addition to DIWC, USAC also partners with Diversity Abroad and other diversity offices on U.S. campuses to ensure students have an affordable, safe, and rewarding experience — no matter they they are.

Visit the USAC scholarship page to view other financial access opportunities, including the Access, Equity and Inclusion scholarship and related opportunities. There are additional online resources for students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are considering going overseas.