Thanks to the Kennedy Center’s most recent initiative, Provo Parity, and donors who gave to the program, six students received a Global Opportunity Scholarship in 2015, allowing them to have an international experience that they otherwise couldn’t have had. Here are two of their stories.
Pursuing the Impossible
Going on a study abroad was a long shot in Chris Hales’s mind. So he wrote it off. His father had passed away, and money was tight. “[Studying abroad] seemed like such a distant thing,” he says. But something gave Hales hope and opened the door to an international adventure: a scholarship from the Kennedy Center’s Global Opportunity program. “The scholarship gave me the ability to do something I don’t think I would have been able to do later,” he says. “It was perfect timing.”