“I wanted to forward this idea that we should push back”
The scholarship is intended to attract more foreign students.
The College Fix reports:
Temple U. to offer ‘#YouAreWelcomeHere’ scholarship — because Trump
Beginning in the fall of 2019, Temple University will begin the so-called #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship which, it is hoped, will increase the number of foreign students at the school.
The scholarship was started in 2016 by Jessica Sandberg, Temple’s director of International Admissions, for which she was honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of 2017’s people “who made a difference.”
According to The Temple News, last year saw a 40-percent decline in international admissions at US colleges as (and note the wording here) “educators […] said the election of Donald Trump and racism are some of their biggest concerns.”
The #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship will be available to any first-year international student “who submits an essay or video describing how they will help further cross-cultural education.”
From the story:
#YouAreWelcomeHere garnered attention after President Donald Trump’s January 2017 executive order temporarily and indefinitely barred citizens from [seven] Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
“I wanted to forward this idea that we should push back,” Sandberg said about the campaign. “I thought it was the right message at the right time, at a time when a lot of negative things were coming out about the US, to target young people and reinforce the idea of a safe place.” …
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