Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Indian Student: YWCA Will Sponsor Special Student"

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Article "Indian Student: YWCA Will Sponsor Special Student"

Description

This Collegian article discusses the YWCA's intention to sponsor a student from India to receive an education at Westhampton College. The criteria for choosing the student would be determined by the Indian Embassy. The student would be considered a special student, and would belong to the senior class. The article mentions that this would be the third international student admitted to the college under the YWCA in the last decade. The first two were Pierrette Coljo from France (1950-52) and Velta Erdmanis from Latvia (1951-53). The student would be responsible for her travels to the school, but all other costs will be taken care of by the YWCA using money collected from the World University Service drive and the Westhampton Scholarship Fund. Personal contributions and the treasury of the World Relatedness Commission made up the rest of funding. In order to prepare for the arrival of the Indian student to Westhampton's campus, the World Relatedness Commission contacted an Indian student at Sweet Briar College to learn about ways to make the student confortable while adjusting to a new environment.

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"Indian Student: YWCA Will Sponsor Special Student." The Richmond Collegian XL, no. 26, (April 30, 1954): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19540430.2.6&srpos=2&e=------195-en-20--1--txt-txIN"

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1954-04-30

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Indian Student: YWCA Will Sponsor Special Student",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 18, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/332.