A local triad college student is the first recipient of an international study scholarship that a local organization is awarding.

Justin Spencer, a senior at NC A&T State University from Huntersville joins the Good Morning Show along with Beth Robertson, the Executive Director of NC Global Leadership.

Justin Spencer was awarded the $1,000 Local Dollars for Global Scholars Scholarship to help support his intention to study at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan next semester.

This is the first International Study scholarship that NC Global Leadership has awarded. It is modeled after the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship which enables American students of limited financial means to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.

For more information about the work done by NC Global Leadership please visit their website.