Scholarship Name: William M. Suttles Endowed Scholarship
Student Name: Selina Cui
Hometown: Snellville, GA
B.A. ’19, English—Student in The Honors College
Why Georgia State?
Georgia State’s campus is located in the heart of some of Atlanta’s most famous corporations, thus offering students myriad job, internship, and networking opportunities that a traditional college campus does not provide. I would never have acquired the jobs and internship that I have today if it were not for our school’s location.
Please share a few interesting facts about yourself:
- I met and got a picture with Andrew Scott.
- I used to own four birds.
- I hate mint chocolate ice cream.
Have you encountered any significant challenges that have affected your ability to attend college?
The financial burden of college continues to be my family’s greatest concern. Everyone in my family has pitched in to help me out over these past few years, and I am very grateful for all they do. I am also proud to say that between my part-time jobs and GSU’s scholarship, I have been able to alleviate a great deal of the cost without having to inconvenience my family too much.
What has receiving the William M. Suttles Endowed Scholarship meant to you?
Winning this scholarship told me that I could pay for my degree without becoming a burden on my family. It gave me the freedom to focus my energy on school work and the time to go searching for opportunities outside of the University, such as internships, jobs, study abroad programs, and volunteering. I would not have been able to attain the constructive and practical college experience I have today if it were not for this scholarship.
What words of gratitude would you like to express to the donors who make scholarships possible?
I am sure they understand just how hard it is to make ends meet sometimes. The year that I won this scholarship, I was a full-time student working two part-time jobs and taking out loans. Thanks to this scholarship, I was able to minimize my college loan debt and work only one part-time job. I had more time to focus on my studies and make meaningful college experiences. Thank you so much!