Global Korea Scholarship awarded to LHU junior to study abroad
The Global Korea Scholarship has been awarded to a Lock Haven University Junior Psychology major who will study at Chungnam National University, LHU’s partner institution in South Korea.
Melissa McCollum, of Philadelphia, will study Korean language, culture and politics while she is abroad. The $5,000 award will cover many of her expenses, including roundtrip airfare, living expenses and health insurance.
“I am extremely proud of Melissa. She is a great student and worked incredibly hard to create a strong essay for the scholarship,” said Rosana Campbell, director of the Institute for International Studies at Lock Haven University. “The selection process is competitive. This is a great achievement.”
The GKS, which is an initiative by the Korean Government, aims to promote mutual understanding between world countries by facilitating educational exchange human resource mobility, thereby contribute to the development of international education peace.
"I am so proud of Melissa’s accomplishment,” said Dr. Tara Mitchell, a professor of psychology and McCollum’s academic advisor. “She is a wonderful student in every way and is highly deserving of this scholarship. I know that she will thrive in this experience and be a great representative of Lock Haven University’s students.”