About the University of Minnesota
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is the first and only state-funded university to have signed on with the SHE-CAN Coalition. With a Minnesota donor to help with funding, SHE-CAN scholar Sreytom Tim from Cambodia has everything that she needs including top-level housing and living expenses. The large campus and the diverse melting pot of cultures in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area means Sreytom has found her own little slice of Cambodia in her new home. She is able to shop for local foods and meet many other South East Asian students and community members every day. This is a huge relief for a young woman from a small village in Cambodia!
The addition of University of Minnesota to the SHE-CAN Coalition is precisely what we needed. Their breadth of academic curriculum and emphasis on research allows students who are interested in fields like journalism and agriculture to specialize in their passion. We highly value this relationship and the donor that stepped up to help us provide the opportunity for one of our first Cambodian scholars to attend the University of Minnesota.
Meet Our SHE-CAN Scholar