Two Miami Dade College students are studying in Canada this fall with the support of the Fulbright Killam Fellowship. Honors College students Claudia Ferrero of InterAmerican Campus and Heidis Alonso of North Campus were awarded scholarships and stipends to cover healthcare costs for their studies abroad. Ferrero is studying at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and Alonso at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. “This is a unique chance for these students to enter the Fulbright family, which comprises some of the brightest scholars and professors in the country,” said Carol Reyes, MDC’s director of global student programs. “Heidis and Claudia will have an excellent credential for the future and will be a part of a select academic community.” As part of their fellowships, Alonso and Ferrero visited the Canadian capital, Ottawa, for a fall orientation session. In the spring, they will travel to Washington, D.C., for a seminar with other fellows in the program. The two are also eligible to apply for additional stipends to facilitate travel thoughout Canada to broaden the scope of their studies. MDC recently joined the prestigious consortium of national partners that participate in the Killam Fellowship, which include Vanderbilt University, American University and the University of Texas. Ferrero and Alonso are the first MDC students to win the award. Miami Dade College students Alexa Jauregui of Inter- American Campus and Jenifer Rodriguez of Wolfson Campus were named 2017 Coca-Cola College Academic Team Scholars, a distinction that comes with a share of the $200,000 in scholarships awarded to Coca-Cola college scholars across the nation.
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