Please join us in congratulating Hallie-Marie Jones, the 2020 CAWS-CIEE California IB Student of the Year! CAWS and CIEE awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Hallie-Marie to join CIEE’s Global Navigator 4 week Intensive French Language & Culture program next summer in Rennes, France.
Hallie-Marie says, “I’ve always wanted to study internationally and I plan to scope out potential universities while in France. My interest in languages has driven me to pursue a career in translation or interpretation. Studying abroad in Rennes will allow me to make a final decision about whether or not I want to pursue language.'  She was nominated by her IB coordinator and French Teacher, Lisa Alizadeh, who says “Hallie has a passion for languages and is one of the most motivated self-starter students I have ever worked with. She searches out resources to learn more on her own and pursues all opportunities offered. to her. Hallie's main interest in pursuing the IB diploma is the international-mindedness component and she will be an amazing global ambassador! “
Hallie-Marie was be honored at the 2020 CAWS Spring Seminar in Sacramento on March 2, 2020. 

Additional CIEE scholarship winners from CAWS schools:

9 students completed applications and ALL received scholarships (merit or merit+need). This is very impressive and speaks to the quality of the CAWS applicants.
$24,840 in scholarships were awarded to the 9 students that completed their scholarships
To date 6 of the 9 have accepted their award and are confirmed to travel for specific programs. Below is the list of these students, the school they attend, and where they are going with CIEE this summer.

The six students who have selected their summer programs so far are:

Nour Sourakli
Edgewood High School
 Intensive Spanish Language & Culture in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Arella DeManuel
Stockton Collegiate International Secondary
Stockton Unf School District
Japanese Language & Culture in Kyoto, Japan

Bailey Heilman
Mission Viejo High School
Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Spanish Language & Culture in Barcelona, Spain

Niana Russell
Rancho Buena Vista High School
Vista Unf School District
Theater Arts Behind the Scenes in London, UK

(CAWS-CIEE winner)
Hallie Marie Jacobs
San Clemente High School
Capistrano Unf School District
Intensive French Language & Culture in Rennes, France

Joanna Wong
Santa Clarita Valley International
William S. Hart Union High School District
K-Pop Immersion in Seoul, South Korea
There's still time for your students to apply!

To learn more about CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad programs and scholarships, check out this link: additional funding is still available up until February 14th!Please reach out to the local representative, Jessie Hill at 207-274-5635 or

Thank you to everyone who made our first CAWS-CIEE Scholarship such a success for students !!!

Warm regards,
Robin and Jessie