CHICAGO, IL — Exact Data has selected Arizona State University student, Elliot Wasbotten (pictured above), to receive the See the World Scholarship to support his nonprofit work in Kenya and Uganda during the summer of 2018. This scholarship was established to recognize students who aspire to “think bigger” and apply new solutions to existing problems.
The Exact Data See the World Scholarship is a yearly, recurring, non-need-based award of $1,000 given to one student each year who wishes to travel outside the US – locations including Europe, Africa, Asia, or South America. The company philosophy is that having new experiences expands your mind and interrupts the way you thought yesterday.
Wasbotten comments, “I am greatly honored, and I know that this scholarship will help allow me to make a huge and direct impact to the children who I will be working alongside this summer.”
In June, Wasbotten plans to travel to Kenya and Uganda as an intern for the Non-Profit Organization, Deaf Child Hope. In Kenya, he will be working at Lance’s Deaf Orphanage assisting in classrooms as a teaching assistant and working to improve the current facilities. He will then travel to Uganda to volunteer at Boanerges Deaf Initiative teaching alongside local teachers.
“My main focus will be to empower the children by helping provide an education and necessities in which they can use to better their lives in the long run, not just while I am there,” says Wasbotten.
Wasbotten was selected from a pool of over 100 applicants. The deadline to apply for the 2019 See the World Scholarship will be April 1, 2019. Visit our See the World Scholarship page for more details.