Western Union grant helps international students with financial hardships

Ava Barrett, a TROY student from the Bahamas, recently received a grant to alleviate COVID-19-related financial hardships.

Ava Barrett, a TROY student from the Bahamas, recently received a grant to alleviate COVID-19-related financial hardships.

The coronavirus’ impact has been felt all over the nation, but has hit international students particularly hard.

Kathleen Freed, the International Student Adviser at TROY, nominates international students and helps them apply for scholarships when they may be facing financial hardships.

“The Western Union Foundation offered a grant of $10,000,” Freed said. “We have nominated…

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Bahamian TROY student asking for hurricane relief help

Ava Barrett, a Bahamas native, is asking people to donate items at the International Programs office on the bottom floor of Hawkins Hall.

Ava Barrett, a Bahamas native, is asking people to donate items at the International Programs office on the bottom floor of Hawkins Hall.

Ava Barrett could feel the fear creeping over her as she watched the TV news.

She’d just been trying to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian as it descended upon her homeland of the Bahamas when suddenly the footage became more personal.

As video played from the Bahamas of massive waves crashing into a building,…

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