In this blog article, we explore the impact of global experiences on underrepresented students. Meet Ashley Taillepierre Tsoka, a Shine On Scholarship recipient and former engineer who traveled to Nepal with The GREEN Program this summer.
In this blog article, we explore the transformative power of study abroad programs for underrepresented students. Meet Jeanette Espinoza, a Shine On Scholarship recipient and biochemistry student at San Diego State University who traveled to Nepal with The GREEN Program this summer.
From Minnesota to Nepal: Empowering Native Communities & Bridging Cultures Through the Shine On Scholarship
Meet Antavia Paredes-Beaulieu – a Chemist from Minneapolis who experienced Nepal with the help of a ShineOn scholarship.
A Virginia Tech Undergrad Learns about Geothermal Energy & Sustainability in Iceland through The GREEN Program Scholarship
Meet Jared Harris – a Computation Modeling & Data Analytics major at Virginia Tech who studied sustainability in Iceland with the help of a TGP scholarship.
In honor of Women’s History Month, The GREEN Program is happy to highlight Kate Slattery – a mechanical engineer and photovoltaic designer for SolarCity who challenged herself and others to work toward a global mission of renewable energy and sustainability. We are honored to work with Kate’s family and GivePower to share Kate’s story and provide the Shine On Scholarship to TGP students in memory of Kate.
Meet Elizabeth Tofte – an Earth Sciences major at Penn State who experienced Iceland with the help of a TGP scholarship.
A New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology Student Learns About Renewable Energy & Sustainability by Exploring Iceland
Meet Jacques St. Onge – a Mechanical Engineering major at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (NMT) who experienced Iceland with the help of a TGP scholarship.
University of North Carolina – Wilmington Student Pushes Herself to New Limits while Studying Abroad in Peru
Meet Taylor Weddington – a graduate of University of North Carolina – Wilmington who experienced Peru with the help of a TGP scholarship.
An International Graduate Student Embraces Nepali Culture by Studying Abroad through Shine On Scholarship
On one hand, I believe that every student should be given a chance to study abroad at least once in their life, because it teaches us things that textbooks cannot: adaptability, resilience, curiosity, empathy, just to name a few. Whether good or bad, bursting our bubble and learning about our world will inspire us and open our minds. On the other hand, the people we interact with benefit from the diversity, because all of us bring unique perspectives to the table. Perhaps we share an idea that no one has thought of but could be key to solving a problem; we fuel the aspirations of someone who is facing similar difficulties; or help take down stereotypes.
Are you ready to go GREEN?
Your first step is to complete and submit an application. Upon acceptance, a TGP member will reach out to you with your next steps for enrollment. We look forward to traveling with you soon! (Please note that spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.)