Bronx woman creates scholarship to help women of color study abroad

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A Bronx woman has started her own scholarship fund to help women of color study abroad.

Alhia Harris says she wanted to give the gift of adventure, pay it forward and remind women of color to "just take the chance."

Harris herself studied in China, leaving SUNY Old Westbury on Long Island to visit the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Harris is planning to give three lucky students $500 each to put toward their own experiences abroad.

The students must be enrolled in a college or university, have a great GPA, an abroad program acceptance and must fill out a personal statement.

Harris has been receiving applications from all over the country. She says she'll receive her last application on May 1 and alert the winners on June 3.

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