Three HFC students earn CWC scholarships

Three HFC students earn CWC scholarships

International scholarship students Aya Semlali, Edwin Uchendu, and Carlos Garcia Santacruz

Photo: Aya Semlali from Morocco, Edwin Uchendu from Nigeria, and Carlos Garcia Santacruz from Mexico are recipients of recent CWC scholarships.

The Council of World Cultures at Henry Ford College has awarded its annual scholarship to three international students, who each received $1,000.

The three recipients of the 2018 CWC International Student Scholarship are:
Aya Semlali: Semlali is from Morocco and is majoring in international business at HFC. Upon graduating in 2019, she plans to continue her education by transferring to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

Edwin Uchendu: Uchendu is from Nigeria and is studying fitness leadership. He was recently accepted into the HFC School of Nursing and will begin coursework in Fall 2018, with a plan to earn his associate degree in 2020. From HFC, Uchendu plans to continue his education at Michigan State University.

Carlos Garcia Santacruz: Santacruz is from Mexico and is studying electrical technology at HFC. Recently, he has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Leadership and Success. His projected graduation date is 2019. Upon graduating from HFC, he plans to continue his education at EMU, where he will major in electronic engineering technology.

“Work hard for what you want, because it won’t come to you without a fight,” said Uchendu. “You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody criticizes you, just keep believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.”

Cassandra Fluker, HFC Student Activities Officer, explained the meaning of the scholarships. “The CWC established the International Student Scholarship in 2011 as a way to reach out to international students to get them involved on campus and let them know that they are valued members of our community. We are proud to award the scholarship each year because we know that international students are away from home and may sometimes struggle financially.”