Thanks to the generosity of family and friends, like you, the Allison Feldman Memorial Scholarship for study abroad was created! We were so honored to award the first scholarship to an amazing University of Arizona student in December. This month, as we mark four years without Allison, we again ask you to join us in making a gift to grow our scholarship fund.
Meet Taylor, the first Allison Feldman Memorial Scholarship Recipient!
Taylor Lepird is studying English and Global Studies at the UA and has a strong interest in pursuing a career in human rights.
“I knew about Allison’s story before I learned that I received the scholarship, so I was very emotional when I found out,” said Lepird. “Obviously, the money was amazing – but it meant so much more than that. It was about honoring Allison. The fact that so many people donated to this fund shows the power of travel and the transformative experience it offers.”
Lepird is currently participating in the IDEAS Guatemala program this semester. Like Allison, she hopes to become conversational in a new language, earn a minor in Spanish and gain intercultural competence. She had the opportunity to speak with Allison's father Harley before embarking on her journey to Central America.
“He told me that Allison was hesitant at first to study abroad,” she said. “He told me not to hold back or be scared to try new things – to just go for it. Allison’s story inspired me to try something that might seem scary because that takes away the fear.”
Meet Up to Remember Allison this Friday!
Join Allison’s loved ones on the campus of the University of Arizona at the Women’s Plaza of Honor next to Centennial Hall this Friday, February 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to mark the anniversary of her death, and, more importantly, to celebrate her life.
About UA Study Abroad
UA Study Abroad inspires students to make learning their own adventure. Through immersive academic programs, students work, research, and study abroad to gain intercultural awareness. UA Study Abroad offers more than a hundred programs that span one week to one year across nearly 60 countries. With each experience, students learn to identify global problems, make connections with their career goals, and act as global citizens. For more information, please visit studyabroad.arizona.edu.
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