2018 Study Abroad Fellowship Awardees 

Office of Global Affairs Study Abroad Scholarships:

Generously supported by the Bamford Foundation


D’Andre Williams (Communications, BA 2018)

D’Andre will be participating in the winter 2018 Rome: Creativity and Place study abroad program. He is the first in his family to attend college. D’Andre supports not only himself but also contributes to his family’s income by working as an IT Systems Student Assistant in our library and in our Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Karen Kind (Arts, Media and Culture, BA 2018)

Karen has been paying for her daughter’s college education and is working part-time in addition to being a full-time student and parent. Karen expects that her study abroad experience in Rome will enrich and sharpen her skills as an artist, as well as in her future career as a teacher.

Karl Tolentino (Arts, Media and Culture, BA 2019)

Karl is a visual artist and a student worker in the Center for Equity & Inclusion. His mother has been reluctant to let him study abroad because of finances, and this scholarship will help support a quarter-long study abroad program focused on writing and arts in Rome.

Rosanna Vinton (Communications, BA 2019)

Rosanna has been working at as a coach and office assistant at a gymnastic center in Auburn since high school. While abroad on the Rome: Creativity and Place program she is looking forward to learning more about personal and professional communication, as well as business and advertising in Italy.

Savontai Freeman (Ethnic, Gender, Labor Studies, BA 2018)

Savontai is a student and community leader: he works at UW Tacoma both in the Office of Student Transitions and as an MSL instructor, and works with the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program through Tacoma Public Schools. He has also worked on issues such as homelessness, poverty, and access to quality education and is looking forward to participating in the Sustainable Development in East Africa program during the winter 2018 quarter.