Focused on helping students from underrepresented backgrounds, the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) has awarded scholarships to two USAC students embarking on a study abroad program. They are part of a cohort of more than 60 students who have identified as in need of financial assistance and identify as a student of color, an LGBTQIA+ individual, a first-generation college student, and/or a member of another diverse population.
Yasmin Mousa from the University of Houston received the USAC Access Partner Scholarship. She will receive $5,000 toward her study abroad program in South Korea.
John Huff, a student at the University of Texas at Tyler, was awarded the USAC Rainbow Scholarship. To help pay for his study abroad program in Australia, he will receive $2,500.
“I’m proud of the work the FEA does to provide access to study abroad opportunities for students like Yasmine and John,” USAC President and CEO Alyssa Nota said. “USAC has been a long-time supporter and sponsor of the FEA organization and its extensive scholarship efforts every year. We love collaborating with this group to support students, especially for the Rainbow fund and other fundraising efforts supporting diversity. Our missions align to help as many students as possible to complete their study abroad goals.”
All students are receiving scholarships for the Spring 2024 term. Collectively, the FEA is providing more than $225,000 in financial assistance this year. Read the full press release from FEA to learn more.