William E. Greene Scholarship provides students the opportunity to go abroad
Studying abroad is an invaluable experience but it can be difficult to find the funding to afford the extra costs involved with travel and housing. At Broward College, there are several scholarships available for students to fulfill their dream of going abroad for a semester.
The William E. Greene scholarship, is one of three travel abroad awards at Broward College that covers the tuition costs, travel and housing during a full semester at one of their three international locations (Spain, Peru, and Ecuador.)
Every semester, one or two students are selected as winners. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Isabella Hardman and Khalid El-Shabazz, have been chosen as WEG scholars.
Hardman, who has a love for traveling and art, is headed to Seville, Spain in fall, where she’ll attend the International College of Seville. As a future ESL educator, she hopes this semester abroad will guide her in her journey to understanding different cultures and expand the skills necessary to succeed in her profession.
El-Shabazz will be heading to Lima, Perú, where he hopes to absorb Peruvian culture and learn Spanish. As a business student, he looks forward to his experience abroad as a source of inspiration for his plans to become an international real estate salesman and developer. He’ll attend the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola.
This Fall, Hardman and El-Shabazz will enjoy the many benefits of studying abroad. They will be able to see a new place and enjoy its culture, gastronomy, landmarks, people, and more. They will also have the chance to learn a new language, be exposed a different style of education, develop new skills, and make lifelong friends. And, when they return home, they will have a new understanding about the world and themselves.
WEG applications for spring 2019 are now open and will close on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 4 p.m. Students must complete the application form. If shortlisted, applicants will be required to participate in a personal interview with the International Education Advisory Committee.
To qualify for the scholarship applicants must be a degree-seeking student, be 18 years-old and over, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have completed at least 12 credits at Broward College.
There is no citizenship requirement to qualify for the scholarship but students must be able to travel outside the U.S.
In addition to the application form and the interview, students must submit two recommendation letters from Broward College professors, an unofficial college transcript, and two 500-700 words essays. For more specifics on these requirements, please download the WEG scholarship application form.