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Luard Morse Scholarships

ESU Luard Morse Scholarship Committee with 2016-2017 Finalists at ESU National Headquarters

A Semester Abroad in England

The Luard Morse Scholarship provides up to $25,000 towards a semester of study at an English University to deserving students attending United Negro College Fund institutions, Hampton and Howard Universities, or other Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The scholarship is open to sophomore students in all disciplines and has been awarded to students majoring in economics, philosophy, finance, mathematics, liberal arts and the sciences.

Since the inaugural 1969-70 academic year, 75 Luard Scholars have performed with distinction at 18 British universities, including Oxford University, Cambridge University, Edinburgh University, Nottingham University, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. They have served as ambassadors for the United States while abroad and for British higher education upon returning home.


                Adaya Sturkey                           Talia Sharpp
The ESU is proud to announce that Talia Sharpp, a Political Science Major from Broadview, Illinois, and Adaya Sturkey, a Biology Major from Marion, South Carolina, both students at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, have been selected as this year's recipients of the English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarship. The scholarship provides $25,000 toward one semester of study at any university in the United Kingdom during the 2016-2017 academic year.  READ FULL STORY


 "My Oxford experience provided me with the valuable exposure needed to make me globally competitive and increased my appreciation for the world's diverse peoples."

—Laura Campbell, 74th Luard Morse Scholar