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Luard Morse Scholars win $75,000 in Scholarships to Study in England

Mr. Artimus Cunningham, an English Major from Sycamore, IL, a sophomore at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA; Ms. Janelle Green, a Religion and Philosophy Major from North Charleston, SC, a sophomore at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC; and Mr. Nicholas Whiteside, a Business Administration Major from Memphis, TN, a sophomore at Fisk University in Nashville, TN, have each been selected as recipients of an English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarship.  Karen Karpowich, Interim Executive Director of the English-Speaking Union, announced the winners, noting that each scholar will receive $25,000 toward a semester of study at any university of their choosing in the United Kingdom during the 2019-2020 academic year.


Mr. Artimus Cunningham

"The English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarship Committee is excited about these truly exceptional students," stated Duane Hughes, the chair of the Luard Morse Scholarship Committee.  "Aristotle said, 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.' We, the Luard-Morse Scholarship Committee, are thrilled to reward Artimus, Janelle and Nicholas for their habit of excellence. We know that each will make the most of their time in the U.K., ensuring that it will be a life-changing experience, bringing back their glorious memories and lessons learned for themselves, the communities and family and friends. They are true ambassadors. Enjoy the adventure! Congratulations!"


Ms. Janelle Green

Artimus looks forward to attending King's College London, Janelle seeks to study at the University of Oxford, while Nicholas has his sights set on the London School of Economics.  All three will serve as unofficial ambassadors for the United States while abroad and for the United Kingdom upon returning home to their respective universities. The one other finalist for English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarships was Ms. Imami Campbell, a Political Science and History double major from Olive Branch, MS, a sophomore at Fisk University in Nashville, TN.  The Luard Morse Scholarship committee comprises dedicated program alumni, including Laurence Morse, PhD (1972); Duane Hughes (1985); Darrell Hill (1990); and Jill Toliver Richardson, PhD (1998) as well as Christopher Medalis, PhD, International Education Consultant.

Mr. Nicholas Whiteside

Since 1969, The English-Speaking Union has provided Luard Morse Scholarships to students attending HBCUs as well as Howard and Hampton Universities to study in the United Kingdom. These merit awards, which are open to sophomores pursuing a four-year degree, provide $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 or contact Ms. Carol Losos, Director of Education, at or 212-818-1200, ext. 224.

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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