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Bright!Tax Global Scholar funding is awarded based on an individual’s merit and financial need. Our selection process takes into account the following factors –
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Erin is a postgraduate student working towards her PhD at University College London’s Institute of Education. Erin is also working with a group of mothers of autistic children in Kazakhstan on a program to educate teachers as to best practices when educating children with autism, with the aim of changing the perceived stigma of autism in Kazakhstan so that autistic children can be included in mainstream schools.
Kersey, who is also a Fulbright Scholar, fended off competition from over 100 other applicants thanks to her academic achievements, ambition, and self-awareness with respect to being an ambassador for America in the local community in Leipzig, Germany. Through her engagement with local groups, she is actively helping to create positive perceptions towards Americans and the US abroad.
As a first generation American, Adeel has a keen awareness of the opportunities and responsibilities that come with being American. He has lived abroad the last couple of years though, working remotely as a computer programmer while accompanying his wife, a Peace Corps volunteer. Adeel is looking to the future though, and is now studying towards a Masters in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh.
Aina’s excellent academic record and passion for experiencing life outside the US helped her to triumph over 380 other applicants. In 2016, Aina spent a semester in Sweden which she organized herself. She studied in Swedish having learned from scratch on her own. She has also spent a summer holiday helping to build a school in Ghana. Aina starts a full time honors degree in History and International Relations at London’s King College University in September 2017.
Colorado resident Addison Noel has become the fifth Bright!Tax Global Scholar. Thanks to Bright!Tax she will be taking up a place at the Tokyo International University to study International Relations in 2018 fall. The Award Committee was particularly impressed by Addison’s appreciation and understanding of the value of her US citizenship, as well as her excellent academic record, her having independently learned Japanese, and her having fought but ultimately overcome anxiety.
With Bright!Tax’ support, Brandon will be returning to the UK’s University of Leicester to pursue a PHD in Archaeology. Brandon completed his undergraduate studies at the same university, assisting in the excavation of England’s King Richard III, and achieving a first class degree while finding time to lecture at local high schools. When at high school himself, Brandon was valedictorian, achieved a perfect GPA, was captain of his school’s academic decathlon team, and as student council president introduced a school-wide recycling program.