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Global Scholars Students Named Semifinalists

Two of Chattanooga State’s Global Scholars have been named semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 per year as an undergraduate transfer scholarship. Chattanooga State Global Scholars honors students Ashwyn Sam (pictured above) and Chandler Kennedy have been named as semifinalists.

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Chandler Kennedy

According to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, more than 3,000 students nationally applied for this award. If selected, they will receive scholarships to complete their bachelor’s degrees and join a very prestigious group of scholars. Final selections will be made in April.

“I am extremely proud of these two students for making it this far in the process. To be named as a semifinalist is a tremendous honor and confirmation of the incredible work and service our students are doing,” states Amanda Bennett, Director, Global Scholars Honors Program.

To see the complete list of semifinalists for the nation’s largest transfer scholarship, go here.

For more information about the Global Scholars Honor Program at Chattanooga State, please contact Amanda Bennett, 423-697-2577, email: Amanda.Bennett@ChattanoogaState.edu or visit here.

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Global Scholars Speakers Series Presents Adam Braun

Global Scholars is sponsoring a speaking engagement that is open to the entire campus community and public. Adam Braun is the founder of Pencils of Promise and a New York Times bestselling author. He will be on campus Tuesday, October 6 for a book signing and keynote:

  • 3 – 4 p.m.: Book signing in the Kolywck Library
  • 6 p.m.: Keynote Address in the Gym

The event is free and open to the public.

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Global Scholars Taking Root at ChattState

One of the hallmarks of our new Global Scholars honors program is the commitment to serve high achieving first-generation college students.

The projected size for the first year fall cohort of our new Global Scholars program was 25. Interestingly, when word got out about Global Scholars, our initial class grew, and today we are 60 students strong!

The average High School GPA for the initial freshman cohort is 3.67 with an average ACT of 26, placing our Global Scholars in the top

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One Day: A Global Scholars Poem

Pictured above are 41 of the more than 60 first fall cohort of Global Scholars who attended the Acceleration Point and Pinning Ceremony last week. Also in the photo are members of the Global Scholars Advisory Board: Jim Roxlo, Rachel Hanson, Lillie Wills, Bruce Stewart and Alan Cates. The poem below was compiled by Juliette Biondi, Global Scholars Advisor, who asked the students to complete the phrase: “One day I will change the world by…”

One day I will change the world by improving the survival rate of cancer…One day I will change the world by promoting fairness and equality in the criminal justice