Studying abroad is an incredible way to expand your mindset and discover a whole new culture, way of life, and language. Students who study abroad in college have an opportunity to explore new interests, make new friends, and build important skills that will serve them well as they enter the workforce. Some even end up working in the countries they visit one day.
At NSCS, we really believe in the benefits of studying abroad, and we aim to make this experience a reality for more students. That’s why we offer the NSCS Scholar Abroad Spring Award.
The NSCS Scholar Abroad Scholarship
The NSCS Scholar Abroad Scholarship is one of two study abroad scholarships that NSCS offers each year. Furthermore, it is one of the 26 different national scholarship opportunities available only to NSCS members. Students across all NSCS chapter are eligible to apply for this scholarship. In order to qualify, they must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to demonstrate their dedication to academic success. Students are also considered based on their leadership and service.
The NSCS Scholar Abroad Spring Award is given to two students each year. Those students can then choose to study abroad in either the spring or summer semester.
NSCS is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the 2022 NSCS Scholar Abroad Spring Award. Both of these students have shown themselves to be shining examples of the NSCS 3 Pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. They have demonstrated their academic excellence both in and out of the classroom, and we are confident they will represent NSCS and their universities well during their study abroad programs.
Without further ado, this year’s recipients are:
Nylah May and Cecilia Saltiel
Nylah May is a student at University of North Carolina – Charlotte. She is receiving a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to study abroad in Accra, Ghana. Accra is the capital city of Ghana and the largest city in the nation. Located on the Atlantic Coast, it has become a global city, thanks to its important role in trade. Accra is also the resting place of W.E.B. Dubois, a noted scholar. We are confident that Nylah will have an amazing semester in Accra, seeing the sights and learning about the local culture.
Cecilia Saltiel is a student at University at Tampa. She is receiving a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to study in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul is the capital and largest city of South Korea. It is said to be one of the best cities to live in throughout Asia and has become a major tech hub over the past decade. Fifteen Fortune 500 Companies have headquarters in Seoul. We know that Cecilia will enjoy her semester there and come back to the U.S. with new knowledge and appreciation for the South Korean culture.
With the NSCS Scholar Abroad Spring Award having been awarded, we are now looking forward to the fall. NSCS will be offering two additional study abroad awards for the fall semester. Interested members are encouraged to apply and reminded that that must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to qualify. You can read more about NSCS study abroad opportunities and other scholarships on our Scholarships page.
Scholarships are just one reason to join NSCS. Members also have access to excellent internship opportunities, mentorship, and leadership development opportunities. Consider joining your school’s chapter, and look forward to broadening your horizons.