Introducing the 2018 FEA CAPA Scholars

Apr 10, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Introducing the 2018 FEA CAPA Scholars:
CAPA The Global Education Network’s Partnership with the Fund for Education Abroad Increases Study Abroad Access for Underrepresented Students

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CAPA The Global Education Network joined with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) as an Access Partner to provide financial accessibility for underrepresented U.S. undergraduate students participating in our study abroad programs, furthering CAPA's long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Seven of the record-breaking 100 scholarships awarded by FEA this cycle have been granted to CAPA students. The students come from a variety of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and represent higher education institutions across the country. Students will spend four weeks or more in the country of their choice on scholarships of up to $5,000, earning academic credit toward degree completion on a CAPA program, while blogging for FEA and CAPA about their experience.

“Access to education should be a right, never a privilege. As a community working together to brighten the future for all our students, every day we must remain focused on advancing diversity and inclusive excellence in global education,” said John Christian, CAPA’s President and CEO.

“Students who study abroad are the next generation of U.S. global leaders, forging enduring links to citizens of other cultures and fellow students who value intercultural experiences,” said FEA Executive Director Jennifer Calvert. “CAPA students are fortunate to participate in cohorts that prioritize access and inclusion, enriching their experience inside and outside the classroom.”

Along with this year’s CAPA scholarship recipients, a total of 268 scholars, including minority, first-generation college and community college students, have benefited from more than $1.3 million in scholarships granted since FEA’s inception in 2010. This year, 93% of the students are of minority backgrounds, 91% are first-generation college students and 33% have a community-college background.

The 2018 FEA CAPA Scholars include:

2018 FEA-CAPA Scholars_Maria Aguilera


Name: Maria Aguilera
University: Samford University, AL
Semester and Location: Fall 2018 in London, England
Scholarship: *CAPA Scholarship

 

2018 FEA-CAPA Scholars_Jazmine Beatty

 

Name: Jazmine Beatty
University: Texas State University, TX
Semester and Location: Summer 2018 in Florence Italy
Scholarship: *CAPA Scholarship

 

2018 FEA-CAPA Scholars_Katelyn Brown

 


Name:
 Katelyn Brown
University: Merrimack College, MA
Semester and Location: Fall 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Scholarship: *CAPA Scholarship

 

2018 FEA-CAPA Scholars_Elise Hanks-Witaszek


  • Name:
     Elise Hanks-Witaszek 
    University: Lebanon Valley College, PA
    Semester and Location: Fall 2018 in Shanghai, China
    Scholarship: *CAPA Scholarship

2018 FEA-CAPA Scholars_Destiney Jones




  • Name:
     Destiney Jones
    University: University of Wisconsin-Milaukee, WI
    Semester and Location: Summer 2018 in London, England
    Scholarship: *CAPA Scholarship



2018 FEA-CAPA Scholars_Kylie Perkins



Name: Kylie Perkins
University: University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
Semester and Location: Summer 2018 in Florence, Italy
Scholarship: *CAPA Scholarship

 

 

2018 FEA-CAPA Scholars_Jacee Yorks


Name:
 Jacee Yorks
University: Wilkes University, PA
Semester and Location: Summer 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Scholarship: *CAPA Scholarship

 

About The Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population, making life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. FEA Access Partners participate on the FEA Access Advisory Board (AAB), established to share best practices in international education and actively engage in FEA’s mission of making life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students.

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Topics: Financing Study Abroad