Seven students earn passport scholarships

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From left are Deja Broaden, Avion Silas, Phoenix Flores and Kalhi (Kayla) Rogers. They earned scholarships to purchase passports to participate in a study abroad program.
Image Credit: Alissa Lane
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From left are Rachel Ibarra and Darvell Reid.
Image Credit: Alissa Lane

Seven students earned scholarships to purchase passports, the first step to a study abroad experience.

This marks the fourth year scholarships have been made available for qualified students who participate in the Oliver Wilson Freshman Academy or TRIO Student Support Services.

Four students from TRIO were selected: Deja Broaden, Rachel Ibarra, Darvell Reid and Avion Silas; and three from Freshman Academy: Phoenix Flores, Kalhi (Kayla) Rogers and Yamilet Rivas.

The scholarship program is supported by the Padnos International Center, TRIO-SSS and the Freshman Academy.

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