Spending the fall 2013 semester in Paris was more than a dream come true for rising VWC senior Andrea Velasco. She chose the City of Lights for a very specific reason - to further her studies in international relations. In addition to a full academic course load, Andrea spent four months living with a Parisian family as part of “home stay” program. Home Stays allow students studying internationally to experience not only the educational system of their chosen country, but also the culture of everyday life. Now, Andrea hopes to return to Paris after graduation to work with international students.
Andrea’s professors describe her as extremely motivated, organized, and purposeful; this comes as no surprise. For her academic achievements and proven character, she was selected to receive the Rotary Club of Cape Henry Annual Scholarship.
As alumni, parents, and friends of Virginia Wesleyan, it is your support of the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence that provides hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for our students, including study abroad programming, undergraduate research, and internships with local businesses. Gifts to the Annual Fund also make these opportunities accessible for students regardless of financial circumstance by supporting annual scholarships.
As our fiscal year comes to a close on June 30, please consider making a gift to the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence. Your participation at any level will make a critical difference to students like Andrea. You can make your gift online at www.vwc.edu/giveonline
and view our Honor Roll of Donors