King-Morgridge Scholars reflect on their experiences and the future ahead

Group of K-M Scholars pose newar monument in D.C.
Sitting, left to right: Miranda Tichareva and Chumani Mokoena. Back, left to right: Joel Baraka, Cheryl Mulor, Lusayo Mwakatika, and Teckler Muvuti. March 2018.

The King-Morgridge Scholars program, which was made possible through the generosity of the King and Morgridge families, endows six scholarships each year to enterprising, creative young adults committed to poverty alleviation. Participants are selected from countries in Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.

Four years ago, the first cohort of King-Morgridge Scholars arrived at UW–Madison intent on pursuing degrees and experiences that would ultimately benefit their home countries. Now, as the first four scholars prepare to graduate, they reflect on opportunities, challenges, what meant the most to them about being part of the program and the UW–Madison community, and of course, what they see as they look toward the future. Read more.

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