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Yonkers Student Maiya Coleman Awarded Scholarship To Study In Germany

Maiya Coleman, who attends Yonkers High School, is one of only 50 students in the Northeast to receive this prestigious scholarship.
Maiya Coleman, who attends Yonkers High School, is one of only 50 students in the Northeast to receive this prestigious scholarship. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS N.Y. -- Maiya Coleman, a student at Yonkers High School has been awarded the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship, which covers a year of study and cultural immersion in Germany.

The program is operated under funding by the U.S. Department of State and administered in the Northeast United States by AFS-USA, a worldwide nonprofit student exchange organization.

Coleman will be spending the 2015-16 academic year living with a German host family and attending a local high school.

She will serve as a “youth ambassador” from the United States for the academic year, while participating in educational, cultural and political events, including receptions and meetings with both German and American government officials.

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