This fall, four University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) students were awarded the London Metropolitan University Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship. Each will receive £1,000 (approximately $1,250) to help reduce their tuition for one semester in London.
Many students struggle with access to study abroad programs and students from underrepresented backgrounds often have additional hurdles to clear — especially financial barriers. For that reason, the London Metro created its scholarship to help international students pursuing an undergraduate degree with tuition reduction. By showing that they represent diversity in their daily lives and are committed to their academic goals, these USAC students received the scholarships because of their plans to engage and contribute to the institution’s community.
The recipients are Faydelity B. and Adrianna G. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Shiloh M. from the University of Central Florida; and Ariana (Ari) S. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
“The London Met Diversity Scholarship is very helpful because it creates more opportunities for me to travel and keeps me on track with my finances,” Adrianna said. She can’t wait to see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.
Shiloh said, “The London Met Diversity Scholarship will allow me to embark on more adventures abroad and take the financial burden off of my parents.” She encourages all students who apply for study abroad scholarships to be transparent and open with their personal stories.
“Don’t be shy to share the details of your life journey.”
Ari adds, “Apply for study abroad scholarships even if you’re unsure of the chances of getting them. Take a chance!”
Shilo can’t wait to see the Bath Christmas Market during the holiday season, while Ari is looking forward to seeing a major play in the London theatre district.
Visit the USAC Money Matters page for more scholarship information, including details on access scholarships such as the Access, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship and the USAC First Generation Student Scholarship.