North Hennepin Community College—For the second year in a row, three students of North Hennepin Community College’s Student Support Services/TRIO program recently received the Keith Sherin Global Leaders International Scholar Award.
Shelly Siegel, NHCC’s Director of TRIO Programs, says, “We are extremely proud of our three students – Devery Peterson, Chinou Vue, and Chantelle Sundberg. All three worked incredibly hard to put forth their applications. I can hardly believe that we are able to send three more TRIO students to Salamanca, Spain this summer.” Vue is working toward a degree in medicine, Sundberg is pursuing her degree in psychology, and Peterson is going for a degree in business
The scholarship allows TRIO students the opportunity to study abroad this summer in Salamanca, Spain, where they will earn six college credits at the city’s university and be immersed in the Spanish culture. It is awarded by the Council for Opportunity in Education, TRIO’s national association, and only 20 TRIO students were selected nationwide. The selection process is rigorous and involves two separate panels of judges who are higher education professionals from across the United States and surrounding territories.