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Georgia State Honors College Student Francis Mwangi Awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad

ATLANTA — Francis Mwangi, a sophomore studying actuarial science at Georgia State University, is one of over 250 American undergraduate students from 140 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study… more »

Georgia State Honors College Junior Receives Montgomery Fellowship

Georgia State University Honors College junior Bara Ahmad of Alpharetta, Ga. is one of four students nationwide selected as a fellow in the Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students.

Each summer, the American Bar Foundation sponsors an annual program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from… more »

Georgia State Honors College Pays Tribute to Herndon Family and Civil Rights Movement Unsung Heroes

Atlanta, GA – Students belonging to the Georgia State University Honors College are proud to present their culminating efforts on the research course, “Uncovering Forgotten Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement.” This is the second cohort of Honors students to concentrate on the history of Alonzo Herndon, founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. As… more »

Honors College Junior R. Andrew Sevrinsky Selected Goldwater Scholar for Astronomy Research

ATLANTA–R. Andrew Sevrinsky, a Georgia State University Honors College student, has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, one of 252 award recipients nationwide.

Noa Erlitzki, an Honors College junior, earned honorable mention for the Goldwater Scholarship, marking the first time that Georgia State has had two students recognized by the Goldwater Foundation in the… more »

U.S. State Department Awards Honors College Junior Critical Language Scholarship

ATLANTA–Andy Alcalá, a Georgia State University Honors College student, has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Arabic in Madaba, Jordan.

The CLS is a highly competitive program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs aimed at offering intensive overseas study in critical need… more »

Allison Kent Took a Chance on Georgia State, and It’s Paying Off

Allison Kent had never heard about the Presidential Scholarship before someone from Georgia State called her and suggested she apply for it. “My mom said, ‘Well, you definitely have to go for that,’” she remembers. “I applied for it kind of blindly, but then I went to a few sessions at the Honors College, and… more »

Presidential Scholar Dabin Cheon Looks to Find Her Mission

Though Dabin Cheon is coming to Georgia State’s downtown Atlanta campus from a very different environment in suburban Sewanee, Ga., she’s not on entirely on her own. Her older brother is also a Georgia State student, studying in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions.

“Before I came here, he did mention… more »

Presidential Scholar Sara Abdulla Found Everything She Wanted at Georgia State

When she was younger, Sara Abdulla wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a physician. Then she took a global studies class her junior year of high school. “I fell in love with all the different cultures and how they’re related to our everyday lives,” she says. “But I realized I couldn’t give… more »

One Presidential Scholar to Another: Zach Dooley

It’s always nice to have a testimonial from a close friend when making a major decision. When Zach Dooley was deciding where to go to college, and whether to pursue the Presidential Scholarship at Georgia State, his trusted advisor was one of his best friends since the seventh grade — Melynda Pommells, a member of… more »

Carissa Lavin: A Fearless Freshman Makes the Trip from Louisiana

Of all the new Presidential Scholars for 2015, Carissa Lavin is from the farthest away. But after being uprooted by Hurricane Katrina, she’s not afraid of a long-distance relocation. “I didn’t completely understand what was going on,” says Lavin, whose family had to move to Pennsylvania from Luling, La., just west of New Orleans.… more »