It pays to be hospitable. Literally.

Because of W.T. White’s reputation for hosting international students, AFS — a nonprofit that offers exchange programs in more than 40 countries — has awarded the school enough funds to send one student abroad for two weeks. The organization also gave W.T. White a few partial scholarships to hand out, worth $1,000 each.

The W.T. White Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Scholarship Committee has received several impressive applications from students. And they want to send as many deserving candidates abroad as possible.

“We would like to raise funds to combine with the partial scholarship[s] so that another student or two can participate,” explains PTSA member Beth Weller.

Want to help? Write a check to “W.T. White PTSA” and include “study abroad scholarship” in the memo section. Checks can be dropped off at the school’s main office or sent to Weller. Contact her at for the mailing address. Ideally, donations should be made by Feb. 19.

According to an email to the Advocate, “any funds not used by the student receiving the study abroad scholarship by December 31, 2016, will be rolled over to the PTSA Scholarship Fund for seniors graduating in 2017.”

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