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Fernando Mattos’ Cerebral Palsy Influences a Writing and Film Career

Fernando Mattos’ cerebral palsy influences a writing and film career now supported by GSU’s Margaret A. Staton Office for Disability Services.

The Scholarship Student Behind the Camera

The scholarship student behind the camera. Funding boosted Almeera Jiwas’ confidence for high achieving GSU news host. Her unique set of achievements – as a 4.2 GPA Honors senior journalism major and a 1913 Society Ambassador who also speaks Hindi and Gujarati – helped Jiwa earn a University-Wide Scholarship. the Georgia Executive Network Association Scholarship for nontraditional female leaders.

Want a Scholarship? Ask a Winner

Anna Katherine Espada is the poster child for scholarships – she’s on a full Goizueta Scholarship, doing amazing things with film and video including at the Cartoon Network and working 20 hours a week at the Georgia State University’s Scholarship Resource Center. At the center, Espada coaches students on how to find and apply for scholarships and posts success stories to the center’s website.

Colton Brown

Scholarship recipient Colton Brown guides high school prospects on tours, while maintaining a 3.62 GPA in a double major of sociology and psychology,works 21 hours a week as a recreation center supervisor,is a junior advisor to the Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society and is also a peer advisor in the psychology department. Because of his involvement, he has truly become a role model for his peers.

Keeping HOPE Alive

Melissa Bradford is an example of the success of the ‘Keep Hope Alive’ scholarship. The emotional reaction to losing HOPE often pairs with economic reality that the student’s family may not be able to afford tuition and fees. The $1,000 Keep Hope Alive scholarship exposed her to the academic assistance to achieve on the college level, helped solidify her plans to be a counselor. After graduation in 2013, she plans to pursue a master’s in psychology.