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Announcing Luard Morse Scholarship recipient Mr. Shang Andrews II

The English-Speaking Union of the United States is pleased to announce Mr. Shang Andrews II has been selected as the 2022 Luard Morse Scholarship recipient. Mr. Andrews of Potomac Falls, VA is a student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Under the Luard Morse Scholarship, Mr. Andrews has been awarded up to $25,000 to study for a semester in the British University of his choice.

"Unwavering in its support of academic excellence and to international understanding, The English-Speaking Union of the United States is excited and proud to announce its Luard Morse Scholarship recipient.  This year's Luard Morse Scholar, Shang Andrews II, a sophomore Computer Engineering major from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, represents the best and brightest of American undergraduate students. The ESU is honored to support his educational endeavors studying in the United Kingdom. The entire Luard Morse community of Scholars joins me in welcoming Shang into our ranks and wishing him a safe and extraordinary study-abroad experience," stated Darrell W. Hill, chair of the ESU Luard Morse Scholarship Committee.

During his scholarship period, Mr. Andrews intends to continue his study of Computer Science in the United Kingdom. Given Mr. Andrews's strong academic and leadership track record, we are confident that Mr. Andrews will excel during his semester abroad.

Calvin Bell III

Renee Creppy

Jordan Nabwe

The finalist cohort included three other exceptional students from across the United States: Calvin Bell III, sophomore student of Political Science and Philosophy in Pre-Law at Morehouse College, Renee Creppy sophomore student of Neuroscience and French at Xavier University, and Jordan Nabwe, sophomore student of Political Science at Howard University. 

The Luard Morse Scholarship committee comprises dedicated program alumni, including Darrell Hill (1990); Jill Toliver Richardson, PhD (1998); Sean Mickens (2007); Rami Blair  (2018) as well as Christopher Medalis, PhD.

Since 1969, The English-Speaking Union has provided Luard Morse Scholarships to students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to study in the United Kingdom. These merit awards, which are open to sophomores pursuing a four-year degree, provide up to $25,000 for a semester of study at any university in the United Kingdom. Students in all disciplines are eligible. The scholarship has been awarded to students majoring in economics, philosophy, finance, mathematics, liberal arts and the sciences.  For additional information about the English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarships, please visit the Luard Morse Scholarships pages on the English-Speaking Union website at this link or contact Alice Uhl, Education Programs Director, International Scholarship & Debate  at or 212-818-1200, ext. 212.

Founded in 1920, the English-Speaking Union is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that employs English as a catalyst to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators and members.

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