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"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Pace University students Hansali Tavarez, Brandon Morales and Madison Olavarria in "Pace students awarded State Department scholarships"

09/13/2018

"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Pace University students Hansali Tavarez, Brandon Morales and Madison Olavarria in "Pace students awarded State Department scholarships"

Three Pace University students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. State Department, which will enable them to study overseas. The program was initiated in 2001 and named after the late Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman of New York who was instrumental in creating it. Gilman retired from Congress in 2002 after having served for 30 years, which included serving as chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee.

Sophomore Hansali Tavarez will study in Vietnam. She is taking political science at Pace Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Senior Brandon Morales will study at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is a student of business management at Pace Lubin School of Business. Senior Madison Olavarria will be at Korea University in South Korea for the academic year 2018-2019. A double major, she is studying economics and computer science. 

Barry L. Stinson, Pace University’s assistant vice president of international programs and services, said, “The heart of the Gilman award is about diversity – in terms of the students who are going abroad as well as their destinations. Our Pace awardees exemplify both and we are so proud of their accomplishments.”

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"Patch" featured Three Pace University Students in " Pace Students Circle the World with Gilman Scholarships"

08/03/2018

"Patch" featured Three Pace University Students in " Pace Students Circle the World with Gilman Scholarships"

Three Pace University students will study overseas thanks to academic scholarships funded by the United States Department of State.

The 2018 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients from Pace are:

Sophomore, Hansali Tavarez who will study in Vietnam. She is studying Political Science at Pace University's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

Senior Brandon Morales who will study at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is studying Business Management at Pace's Lubin School of Business.

Senior Madison Olavarria who will study at Korea University (South Korea) for the academic year 2018-2019. A double major, she is studying Economics and Computer Science.

The State Department's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and gain competitive skills.

Pace University's Assistant Vice President of International Programs and Services, Barry L. Stinson, Ph.D., said: "The heart of the Gilman award is about diversity – in terms of the students who are going abroad as well as their destinations. Our Pace awardees exemplify both, and we are so proud of their accomplishments."

Hansali Tavarez will be taking 15 credits and, through the School for International Training Study Abroad Program, will be studying Vietnam's more recent economic, environmental, and social transformations. Tavarez will lead her own independent study project where her research will focus on whether or not the standard of living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has gone up with the country's steady economic growth in past three decades.

Brandon Morales will take five classes during the fall semester abroad focused on accounting. "I am most looking forward to traveling to Asia for the first time and experiencing new cultures," he said.

Madison Olavarria is taking five courses each semester, mainly concentrated in economics and computer science. Olavarria plans to travel throughout South Korea and the surrounding Asian nations in her downtime.

Since 2012, Pace University has had 22 student recipients of this highly competitive national award.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranks Pace University first in the nation among four-year private institutions for upward economic mobility based on students who enter college at the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth. www.pace.edu

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