Announcing the Winners of the Fall 2018 ACCENT Community College Scholarship!

Beginning with its first community college partnerships in 1991, ACCENT has continued to offer affordable short-term and semester-length custom study abroad programs designed to meet the unique academic needs of the community college population. Through these efforts, ACCENT has enabled over 8,000 students from over 25 U.S. community colleges to study abroad over the past 25 years.

ACCENT is proud to announce the recipients of our Fall 2018 ACCENT Community College Scholarship! Olivia Eggers Friedman and Mia Lomeli both received scholarship awards to support their study abroad experience in Madrid with Santa Barbara City College and ACCENT. Meet our Fall 2018 recipients!

Olivia Eggers Friedman

Hi! My name is Olivia, and I am originally from the Bay Area. I have always had a strong passion for being in nature and for sustainable agriculture. Once I graduate college, my dream is to spend my life traveling the world. I would like to live in many different countries to fully immerse myself in diverse cultures and learn new languages. I am extremely grateful to accept this scholarship for an amazing opportunity to live and study in Spain and get started on my lifelong ambition for travel! Thank you, ACCENT!


Mia Lomeli

My name is Mia Luna Lomeli. My passions include volunteering at Kids Club, dancing flamenco, and photographing the unforgettable moments in my life. I have recently graduated from Santa Barbara High School and I am looking forward to continuing my education at a higher level and growing as an individual.


Throughout their time overseas, both Olivia and Mia will serve as community college student ambassadors, sharing articles about their time in Madrid. We look forward to reading about their many experiences in Spain!

ACCENT is proud to support the Community College Scholarship as part of our commitment pledge to IIE Generation Study Abroad, a nationwide effort to help more U.S. students gain international experience through study abroad programs. In partnership with our travel agent, FROSCH Student Travel, ACCENT offers multiple merit and need-based scholarships each term to community college students participating on ACCENT-supported programs offered through community colleges throughout the U.S.

ACCENT Community College Scholarship opportunities will be available for the Spring 2019 term! Please keep an eye on our scholarship website for information about the upcoming application process.