Pacific Prime - Global Diversity Scholarships
2013 Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to our three Global Diversity Scholarship winners. Each winner will be receiving USD1000 grant to help them on their way to achieving their dreams.
The winners for 2013 are:
- Neil Gerstein
- Brianna Haro
- Jack Davies
We want to thank all the participants who submitted an essay, there were a lot of really excellent essays, and we had a hard time narrowing it down to only three. The winning essays will be posted on our blog over the next few days.
Neil Gerstein is currently a junior at Iowa State University. He is studying global resources systems and economics. In August, he will be doing an internship at Zheijiang University in Hangzhou, and then move to Tsinghua University in Beijing to study there.
“I am incredibly grateful to have received the Pacific Prime Global Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship will help fund my expensive study abroad experience in Beijing, China this fall. I am very excited for my upcoming trip, and am very eager to act as a representative of the United States in China and promote relations and cultural tolerance between the two nations. I believe studying abroad to be an imperative part of any university experience, and I am so grateful that scholarships like this one exist to help students achieve their goals.”
Brianna Haro is currently studying Secondary Education at New Mexico State University. She plans on studying in Japan in the spring semester of 2014.
“Thank you so much for selecting me as a winner. This means so much to me. I was beginning to fear that my dream of studying in Japan was going to be postponed because I wasn't getting enough money. This scholarship means so much to me, I'm practically in tears at the moment.”
Jack Davies is due to study a Masters in International Relations at Zhejiang University from September 2013-2015. This is a highly rated Chinese university (known as the 'Cambridge' of China and regularly coming in the top 5 ranked) and is where he spent a 3 week Easter programme studying previously.
“I am extremely fortunate and thankful to have been awarded the Pacific Prime Scholarship. This financial support will make a huge difference to my time studying Mandarin at Zhejiang University in China. The scholarship topics (health, travel, diversity and education) will all play huge roles in my life over the coming year. There is no doubt each will play a role as I experience living in such a different culture from my own. I am hugely excited at the path that lays in front of me and one that thanks to Pacific Prime, will now be smoother.”