Recipient profiles

Asya Wilson

David L. Boren Scholarship, 2015, United Arab Emirates

Asya Wilson has been awarded the David L. Boren Scholarship to study abroad in the United Arab Emirates during the 2015-2016 school year. Asya, a native of Atlanta, majors in business administration with a concentration in international business management in the School of Business. She is hoping to become proficient in Arabic while also taking international business courses at the American University of Sharjah, in the UAE.

Wilson is currently enrolled in VCU Globe, the university’s global education living-learning program, and attributes her readiness to apply for the Boren scholarship to her participation in the program. “Being a part of Globe gave me a unique advantage that many universities don’t offer their students,” she said. “My experiences in this program, along with my language interest, really gave me the confidence that I needed to feel like receiving the Boren was even a possibility.”

Excerpted from an article by Renee Russell. Full article here.