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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 »

Presidential Scholar Nia Mitchell: Surrounded by Opportunities in Downtown Atlanta

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising and… more »

Donna Gambrell Delivers Founders Lecture on November 4

ATLANTA–Donna Gambrell, longest serving and first African American woman to be appointed director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, will deliver the Founders Lecture, “Why Race and Place Matter,” at Georgia State University on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place… more »

Caroline Johnson: Ready for Everything the Panthers — and Atlanta — Have to Offer

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising and… more »

Honors Course Spotlight | Honors 1000: Sex, Gender & Mental Health

Posted On October 19, 2015 by Donecia Reed, Honors College Class of '19

Every year, first-year students in the Georgia State University Honors College are required to take Honors 1000, a specialized seminar style course. This fall 2015 semester, the subjects ranged from fairytales to politics to theater and religion, with an assortment of subjects in between. These honors seminar courses give Honors College students an early introduction… more »

Presidential Scholar Noah Yasarturk Doesn’t Back Down from an Intellectual Challenge

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising and… more »