Deidre Anne Hansen of Salida received a $50,000 scholarship to continue her high school education abroad this fall.

The daughter of Nicole and Harry Hansen, she is attending the United World College-Dilijan in Armenia.

Formerly a student at Colorado Connections Academy in Englewood, Hansen was among 55 U.S. students selected as Davis Scholars.

Every year, more than 300 apply for the merit-based scholarships.

UWC is an international high school for 16- to 19-year-olds with 18 campuses worldwide whose mission is to unite cultures through education, thus creating a peaceful, sustainable world, according to a press release.

UWC students represent up to 90 countries at some campuses; many come from conflict regions.

UWC offers the international baccalaureate, a two-year pre-university program.

Applicants to UWC must be in 10th or 11th grade.

An application for U.S. students for admission in fall 2020 is now available on the UWC-USA website; the deadline to apply is in October.

To learn more about UWC-USA and apply for a Davis Scholarship, visit

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