HI USA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Explore the World Scholarships for the Los Angeles and San Diego area. The $2,000 scholarship was awarded to eleven individuals who best demonstrated a strong desire and motivation to experience other people and cultures through international travel. Over 400 individuals applied for the scholarship
The 11 winners are:
- Annemarie Carignan - San Diego State University
- Nastassja Carusetta - University of California, San Diego
- Annica Ly - University of California, San Diego
- Leah Schroeder - San Diego State University
- Joey Uy - University of California, San Diego
- Ruqayya Ahmad - University of California, Irvine
- Ismael Canizalez - University of California, Irvine
- Amy Fan - University of California, Irvine
- Emmeline Kim - University of Southern California
- Ruby Ortega - California State University of Channel Islands
- Angela Vo - Santa Monica College
They will travel to diverse locations including Turkey, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, Israel, and Jordan.
HI USA will be celebrating the awardees at a reception at HI Los Angeles Santa Monica hostel on August 10, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and at HI San Diego Point Loma hostel on September 8, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
To donate to the Travel Scholarship fund, visit https://www.hiusa.org/donate