Global Leader Scholarship

Mercer Awards Inaugural Global Leader Scholarships to 14 Students Studying Abroad this Spring

MACON – Mercer University awarded nearly $80,000 to 14 students who are studying abroad this semester through the inaugural Global Leader Scholarships.

The scholarship was launched to support students with financial need in pursuing long-term study abroad opportunities. Mercer will offer the scholarship annually, awarding up to $8,000 per student.

This cycle’s recipients include:

  • Suzanna Arul, a senior global health studies major studying abroad in England
  • Helena Berry, a sophomore business major studying abroad in South Korea
  • A’tiana Cooper, a sophomore business administration major studying abroad in Japan
  • Iran Hernandez Imbert, a junior engineering major studying abroad in England
  • Caroline Jackson, a sophomore international business major studying abroad in Spain
  • Angelo Malacapay, a junior global health studies major studying abroad in Sweden
  • Palesa Molapo, a junior international business major studying abroad in South Korea
  • Riddhi Nirmal, a junior psychology major studying abroad in England
  • Awuraa-Ama Osei, a senior neuroscience major studying abroad in Japan
  • Alexis Quarcoo, a junior business administration major studying abroad in England
  • Mary Katherine Taylor, a junior marketing major studying abroad in Thailand
  • Erika Thomas, a junior neuroscience major studying abroad in England
  • Sonora White, a junior international business major studying abroad in Spain
  • Johna Wright, a senior psychology major studying abroad in England

The scholarship, administered by Mercer’s Office of International Programs, is awarded to selected students who show an interest in deepening their disciplinary subject matter from a new perspective and a desire to be immersed in a foreign culture for an extended period of time.

The Global Leader Scholarship is intended to increase the number of long-term study abroad participants at Mercer. To be eligible to apply, students must be accepted to study abroad for eight weeks or longer on a University exchange program or through one of the programs provided by an approved affiliate organization.