INSIGHT Into Diversity Presents Global Engagement Scholarship

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The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and INSIGHT Into Diversity are proud to announce the winners of the inaugural INSIGHT Into Diversity Global Engagement Scholarship. Created to encourage study abroad and global engagement for underrepresented students, the scholarships are awarded by INSIGHT Into Diversity and administered by NADOHE’s International Affairs Committee.

INSIGHT co-publishers Lenore Pearlstein (far left) and Holly Mendelson (far right) along with NADOHE President Archie Ervin present Ja’Nae Jackson with her scholarship to study abroad.
INSIGHT co-publishers Lenore Pearlstein (far left) and Holly Mendelson (far right) along with NADOHE President Archie Ervin present Ja’Nae Jackson with her scholarship to study abroad.

More than 50 students from public and private colleges and universities across the country applied for the scholarships. Preference was given to those who have not traveled or studied abroad previously. Four winners were selected from this pool of diverse, academically driven applicants.

“We are thrilled to partner with NADOHE to give underrepresented students an opportunity to experience study abroad. We’re grateful for the support and student outreach from the NADOHE membership,” says Lenore Pearlstein, co-publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

The recipients of the inaugural INSIGHT Into Diversity Global Engagement Scholarships are:

● Austin Boyington of University of Tulsa will travel to Dakar, Senegal, in West Africa to further his French and international business studies in a non-European Francophone culture.

● Ja’Nae Jackson of University of Georgia, who aspires to be a cross-culturally competent athletic trainer, will explore exercise studies in South Korea.

● Jason Ngo of Saint Joseph’s University will study abroad in Paris, France, where he plans to learn about and compare American and French business practices from an international perspective.

● Yvonne Nguyen of Villanova University plans to use her study abroad experience in Vietnam to deepen her understanding of and commitment to social justice and the needs of overseas apparel workers.

All four scholarship recipients were recognized at an awards ceremony held during the 2018 annual NADOHE conference in Washington, DC in March.

This article published in our April 2018 issue.