2021 Winner of Study a Bachelor's in the USA Scholarship Announced



Cristal Wu, a Belizean national is the winner of the 2021 Study a Bachelor's in the U.S. Scholarship awarded by educations.com.


Cristal has been awarded $5000 towards her tuition fees for her Bachelor's in Civil Engineering at the University of South Florida. Committed to sustainable development, Cristal visits Belize's dams in her spare time and believes that great civil engineering could help the country develop with less negative impact to the environment.


Due to a lack of higher education options in engineering in Belize, Cristal knew she would need to study abroad to make her dreams of building up Belize's infrastructure in environmentally sustainable ways.


She was attracted to the U.S., one of the top five places to study abroad in the world, because it hosts undergraduate degree programs with opportunities to do research, its multicultural environment, and available internships to help her build experience.


Cristal's past and her future plans align with the mission of the scholarship, which seeks to recognize Bachelor's students in the U.S. with a courageous and adventurous spirit who are interested in other cultures, are high academic achievers and demonstrate their passion through extracurricular involvement. 


“We are in love with Cristal's story,” says Abby Guthrie, Communications Manager of educations.com. "Her desire to reach her potential through study in the U.S., represent the hopes and dreams of so many students who find their U.S. programs on educations.com have. We're excited to follow her journey and we're proud of being a small part of making her dreams come true.

About this scholarship


This is educations.com's third scholarship awarded,  was introduced to help promote Master's programs in Europe and their power to shape globally-minded leaders from around the world, and is awarded annually. 


In this round, there were over 1,300 applicants to the scholarship and the winner was chosen based on their eligibility and the following criteria:


  • Globally-minded and interested in other cultures
  • A high academic achiever with consistently outstanding grades that showcase this
  • Involved in extra-curricular groups and activities
  • Excited to begin their adventure and share their story with the world!

Students were asked to answer the question:


"Why did you choose the USA as a study abroad destination, and how will it help you to shape your future?"


2022 scholarships


Applications for the Study a Bachelor's in the USA Scholarship 2022 will open on December 1, 2021.


We have also launched our Go Global MBA Scholarship for studies starting in Fall 2022. This scholarship aims to help promising business minds take their career to the next step by studying an MBA abroad. 

Our Study a Master's in Europe Scholarship for students continues into its third year and will be awarded to a student studying a degree abroad in Fall 2022.


If your institute would like to promote the scholarships for your students, please contact scholarships@educations.com for details.



Luke Sandford

Luke Sandford is a digital content editor at Keystone Education Group. Currently based in Stockholm, he is originally from the UK. He holds a BA from Goldsmiths, University of Lund and an MA from Lund University. He has since written for several outlets and has worked as an English teacher, both at home and abroad. Luke's passion for travelling and experiencing new cultures directly impacts his work as he seeks to create engaging, informative and useful content for a wide range of audiences.