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13:05 PM

GSU Awards Scholarships to New Jaguars

Even in uncertain times, Governors State University is dedicated to its mission of offering an exceptional and accessible education to students across the Southland region. Most recently, the recipients of the university’s most generous, and prestigious scholarships, funded by the GSU Foundation, have been announced.

The Presidential Scholarship, a full-ride program that includes housing, a meal plan, and a credit for the bookstore every semester, was awarded to Lluvia Hernandez Aguirre of Rich East High School and Logan Krska of Peotone High School.

The scholarship, which is awarded for academic merit, offers a life-changing experience to its recipients. Lluvia sees it as the opportunity to make her family proud.

“This scholarship means the world to me. I am a first-generation college student and college has always been a big question mark, mostly because of how much it would cost. But thanks to this scholarship, I can go to college and make a name for myself, just as my parents and I have always wantedwithout having to worry about money and student debt.”

To Logan, whose brother Colton received the Presidential Scholarship in 2018, the scholarship creates excitement about his future.

“To me, receiving the GSU Presidential Scholarship gives me the peace of mind that I will be able to achieve my academic goals over the next four years, despite living in these uncertain times. This allows me to pursue my dream of becoming a physical therapist so I can continue to help others in need. I am beyond grateful for receiving this scholarship, and I am so excited to be on campus in the fall,” he said.

The Provost Scholarship was awarded to Claudia Serrato of Bloom Trail High School and Jade Fuentes of Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The Provost Scholarship provides the future jaguars with $8,000 annually to assist with costs.

Dean’s Scholarships were also awarded, which provide students with $7,000 annually, to Jamie Skvarla of Andrew High School, Abigail Chinski of Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School, and Jadyn Powell-Cork of Homewood- Flossmoor High School.

Though the pandemic has been unpredictable, GSU’s dedication to helping students and future students remains unchanged.