WASHINGTON (January 25, 2012) - Two Howard University students, Kyle R. Burton and Rehana Packwood, were awarded the Luard Scholarship and will spend their junior year studying in the United Kingdom.
A biology major from St. Louis, Mo., Burton plans to become a transplant surgeon. Among his many achievements, Burton serves as vice president of programming for Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity DC Alpha Chapter and honors council representative of the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Association.
“International awareness is very important to me and I appreciate experiences that can teach you more than one would ever learn by simply reading another’s interpretation of the destination,” said Burton.
Packwood, a graphic design major, also has a passion for intercultural exchange. She serves on the Executive Board for the Japanese Culture Club on campus. The Orlando, Fl., native believes that studying in London will ultimately boost her career.
“Studying abroad will make me a better candidate in the job market and prepare me to make a larger contribution in the field of animation.”
The Luard Scholarship, provided by the English-Speaking Union, is committed to the promotion of scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of the English language. Since 1969, it has provided full junior year abroad scholarships to the United Kingdom for academically, highly talented sophomore students attending Howard, Hampton, as well as United Negro College Fund institutions. Candidates for this scholarship must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, be a sophomore, and be a United States citizen.
For more information about the Luard Scholarship, please contact Betty Aikens at 202-806-5902.