Our Spring 2019 Higher Ed Traveler Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the Spring 2019 Higher Ed Traveler Scholarship winners! These two deserving students will each be traveling with their universities this Spring/Summer, with the help of a $3,000 merit-based scholarship.

This merit-based scholarship program was developed in 2017 to provide opportunities for higher ed global travel, in keeping with our commitment to Generation Study Abroad.  

Meet the Winners

Tyree Davis
From: Missouri State University
Traveling: France and England

From Tyree – “Through travel, you have the opportunity to see first-hand the things you’ve learned, to put into practice the skills you’ve acquired. You gain a global perspective and a strong independence that no other teaching method can impart. Traveling teaches tolerance, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness as well, three key skills that you can use for the rest of your life.”


Sydney Norman (pictured with program leader Kim Sayre)
From: University of Kentucky
Traveling: Estonia, Denmark and Hungary

From Sydney – “In order to make a difference in the world, we need to have everyone on board. We have to make sure we understand the needs and wants of those both like and unlike us…  If I expect to change the way the world handles sustainability through battery recycling, I have to understand how and why they handle it the way they do now. The only way I will reach that knowledge is by understanding how different community cultures shape the way they do business.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Higher Ed Traveler Scholarship, which is available for faculty-led program participants twice each year, visit our university scholarships webpage.

Article written by Maggie Lawson

Maggie Lawson
As self-proclaimed "perpetual student," Maggie is always looking for her next academic endeavor. She is ready to jump at any opportunity for travel, and enjoys finding (and sampling!) the local eats in every destination.