ScholarshipsPublished Feb 22, 2017
Melaku Arega's education has already spanned three continents. Born and raised in Ethiopia, he's now in his final semester at Johns Hopkins after studying abroad in England last year. Next, he'll add Asia to the list. Arega was selected this month as a Luce Scholar, winning the opportunity to live and work in an Asian city for a year. The program, launched in 1974 by the Henry Luce Foundation, identifies potential future U.S. leaders to promote cross-cultural understanding between the two regions. Arega, a pre-med student at Johns Hopkins majoring in neuroscience and molecular and cellular biology, is one of 18 U.S. scholars to land the coveted fellowship.