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Spelman student lands $25,000 scholarship to study in England

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Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 1/24/2018, 10:35 a.m.
Kyana Washington, a Black student at Spelman College in Atlanta, has been chosen at..

Kyana Washington, a Black student at Spelman College in Atlanta, has been chosen at the English in Action Luard Morse Scholarship winner, entitling her to a $25,000 scholarship to go to the prestigious University of Oxford in Great Britain. As part of the program, Washington is entitled to go to the school of her choice in Great Britain, and she has indicated her intentions to attend Oxford, reports Black News.com. “Being selected as a Luard Morse Scholarship finalist has been an amazing experience. I’ve enjoyed meeting inspiring students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country,” Washington says. “It was a pleasure to have been able to engage in a thought-provoking discussion about feminism, literature and current events. My interview has inspired me to continue my intellectual exploration and to continue pursuing my goal of becoming an advocate for women in my study of both English and Philosophy.” During her semester abroad, she will serve as an unofficial ambassador for the United States and, upon her return to Spellman College, for the United Kingdom. The other finalists for the 2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship were Alexander Asemota of Memphis from Howard University; Diane Ijoma of Columbia, MD, also from Howard University; and Alexis Jones of Washington, D.C. from Bennett College. Since 1969, the English-Speaking Union has provided Luard Morse Scholarships to students attending HBCUs, as well as Howard and Hampton Universities, to study in the United Kingdom. These merit awards, which are open to sophomores pursuing a four-year degree, provide $25,000 for a semester of study at any university in Great Britain. Students in all disciplines are eligible. The scholarship has been awarded to students majoring in economics, philosophy, finance, mathematics, liberal arts and the sciences.