SUNY Oneonta Student Receives Competitive SUNY Scholarship

SUNY Oneonta student Savannah Compere received the prestigious Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship from the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion this summer. The scholarship helped Compere travel to Ecuador during a faculty-led trip at the end of May.

SUNY's Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program (DAHSP) supports opportunities that recognize the transformative experience of studying abroad as students prepare for future careers in increasingly global environments.

The scholarship is very competitive and each SUNY campus can only nominate one student per term to enter. Compere was chosen among students from all SUNY campuses. She received $1,000 from SUNY, with a full match from SUNY Oneonta's Global Engagement Fund.

While in Ecuador, Compere and 17 other SUNY Oneonta students completed service projects and worked with impoverished youth and families in Quito and Mindo, Ecuador as part of an upper-division Human Development and Family Studies course.

The students were involved in three service work projects - building a greenhouse for an elder-care facility; working with a preschool program developing activities and refurbishing a room into an activity room for future use; and working with the mayor in Mindo on a beautification project in a high-poverty district.

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