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Mongolia By Way of Decatur

Fulbright Fellow Helen Tzow ’10 is following her passion for new cultures.

“Because I'm a first-generation college student, the support and guidance from the Agnes Scott community meant the world to me,” says Helen. That’s true in the figurative and the literal senses. “The Office of International Education encouraged me to follow my dream to travel the world. When I felt like I would never get to study abroad because of financial reasons, they worked hard to find me scholarships and make it happen.”

After spending a semester in Ghana, she returned to campus with a fifth language (Twi, a principal language in Ghana) and a love for studying cultures. Today, she is using her sociology and anthropology major to make a difference in the world. Having won a Fulbright Fellowship, Helen is pioneering the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships program in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. From there, she’ll be working with Teach For America in Washington, D.C. “Agnes Scott inspired me to find my passion and showed me taking a risk would be worth it."

Student Excellence

Smart Women Set the World on Fire

Support for Student Excellence: $18 Million Total

Securing support for students is one of the campaign’s highest priorities. New endowed and expendable funds will substantially strengthen Agnes Scott and help us attract and retain the best and brightest students.

[$11 million]

Need and Merit-Based Scholarships

To continue recruiting the most talented students and to ensure that we remain accessible to students with demonstrated financial need, Agnes Scott must bolster its scholarship funding.

[$5 million]  

Agnes Advantage Awards

Agnes Advantage Awards expand Agnes Scott’s mission of inspiring women to seize the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. These awards give students $3,000 for signature learning experiences, including study abroad, internships and mentored research. They may be used after a student completes her sophomore year.

[$2 million]

Global Awareness and Study Abroad

With 40 percent of our students studying abroad before they graduate, international experiences are an integral part of an Agnes Scott education. Through Global Awareness, a multidisciplinary study-abroad program led by our faculty, students gain an appreciation for the world’s diversity and a better understanding of our own cultural values by experiencing another culture firsthand.