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More than $45,000 in aid awarded to students to travel abroad

JACKSON, TENN. – The Global Learning Program at Jackson State Community College (JSCC) has announced its student recipients of the International Ambassador Scholarship. This summer, students will be participating in study abroad programs via the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS). Eleven students have been selected to represent JSCC from a variety of programs and majors, including three dual-enrollment students.

The following students have been selected as Jackson State International Ambassador Scholars for 2023:

  • Taylor Parker
  • Amia Miller
  • Anahi Cruz
  • Cassie Comer
  • Chyenne Webb
  • Derriah Jones
  • Elaine Mooney
  • Ilyass Lafdi
  • Kayla Reid
  • Milani Washington
  • Ruth Aguilar

“Our students are offered wonderful opportunities to further their education while studying abroad through TnCIS. The exposure our students receive to different cultures and people during their time abroad is invaluable to their education,” said Dr. Anna Esquivel, Global Learning Coordinator. “The Jackson State International Ambassador Scholarship allows many students to access the financial support they need for a study abroad program—students who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to attend.”

Every year, students have the opportunity to study abroad in the programs offered through the TnCIS. Students from JSCC, as well as other colleges throughout Tennessee, are offered the opportunity to take general education courses while visiting other countries over the course of 3-4 weeks during the summer. TnCIS offers more than 40 classes in 20 areas of study across four continents.

To make this opportunity more accessible and affordable for students, JSCC offers the Jackson State International Ambassador Scholarship, which awarded $43,000 to this year’s cohort who were accepted to a TnCIS program and showed potential to be an excellent representative of JSCC, the West Tennessee community, and our nation while in their chosen host countries. Two students were also awarded $3,500 by TnCIS as part of a travel grant for Pell-eligible students.

The eleven students who have been selected for the summer of 2023 will be representing Jackson State Community College across eight countries and seven areas of study. 

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