Ark. (February 27, 2019) – Maddie Clendening ’20 has been selected to receive
an Insight Into Diversity Global Engagement Travel Scholarship from the
National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE). The
$2,000 award will support Clendening’s travel expenses for an international engagement
experience between May and December 2019. She will accept the scholarship award
during the NADOHE Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 8, in Philadelphia.
this scholarship to encourage global engagement among students from a broad
cross-section of society, including first-generation college students, students
from rural or isolated areas, students with disabilities, students from low
socio-economic backgrounds, those with different racial/ethnic or religious
backgrounds, and LGBTQ+ students.
a politics and psychology double major from North Little Rock, has narrowed the
choice of international engagement experience to two options: either a French
language program at the Université de Caen in Normandie, France, or the Lex
Fellowship in Barcelona, Spain. At the Université de Caen, she would study
French; in Barcelona, she would participate in a pre-law fellowship program.
During either program, she plans to focus on improving her foreign language
skills and further discerning her career goals. Regardless of the location, she
intends to spend time learning more about the LGBTQ+ community there, and to volunteer
with local LGBTQ+ nonprofits.
opportunity would not have been possible without the generous scholarship from
NADOHE, and I am excited to learn more about the world around me during this
adventure,” Clendening said.
condition of accepting the scholarship, Clendening will write a paper or create
a blog to describe her global engagement experience and the learning outcome or
outcomes, or perform a 10-hour service commitment relevant to the experience.
was nominated for the scholarship by Dr. Dionne Jackson ’96, Vice President for
Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer for the College, and a NADOHE member.
“I am so
grateful that NADOHE designed a scholarship to encourage global engagement
among underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds,” Jackson said. “Maddie
has a passion for understanding the world around her and a heart for service. I
am excited about how she will utilize this scholarship to build her own
knowledge base while also considering how to use what she gains to better
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