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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Josh Sanders is majoring in accounting at GSU’s Robinson College of Business, then added finance and Spanish for a rare triple major. He has already accepted an offer of employment from Ernst & Young when he graduates in 2013. On his 20th birthday this fall, he ran a marathon so he “could enter the third decade of life running.
Presidential Scholar Katy Maddux redirects her efforts toward protesting the death penalty and issues with the homeless. At Woodruff Park, she attends the services of Church of the Common Ground, led by her mother, Carole Maddux and priest Mary Wetzel (M. Ed., 1981).
When Jeff Hwang (M.B.I.S. ’86) stepped onto the Georgia State University campus in the mid 1980s, his body was here, but his heart and mind were 8,000 miles away – home in Taiwan, close to his family. They had raised the money to send him to earn his master’s degree in computer information systems (CIS)… more »
Walker Freeman cut his college costs at Georgia State University partly by living with his grandmother in Roswell. He still needed financial aid and told her that he was disappointed that he didn’t qualify for grants like the GSU Alumni Legacy Scholarship because no one in the family had… more »
A musical legacy at Georgia State Sept. 16 concert will celebrate the life and generosity of Florence Kopleff
In the world of oratorio singing, Florence Kopleff was renowned for her contralto. At Georgia State University, the professor emerita was legendary for her teaching and generosity. To celebrate her legacy as one who gave her all in… more »