Gregory B. Wolfe Ambassador Scholarship

Fernando Bolaños - Gregory B. Wolfe Ambassador Scholarship Recipient

Fernando Bolaños is a student from Valencia, Venezuela, entering his senior year at FIU. He is a Dean's List student pursuing a degree in International Relations and a Business Minor. He is very dedicated, passionate, and proud to attend FIU. He hopes to apply the knowledge he is acquiring in school in his personal and professional life. After graduating, he will pursue a Law degree and become an attorney in the state of Florida. When he is not studying, he enjoys playing Baseball, spending time with his family and friends, and watching sports.

Krell International Relations Scholarship

Kevin Markowski - Krell International Relations Scholarship Recipient

Kevin Markowski is originally from Fort Myers, FL. He is entering his senior year at FIU, majoring in International Relations with a minor in Business Analytics and pursing a Certificate in National Security Studies. He has brought his studies into the professional world when he interned at both The British-Consulate General and The U.S Department of Commerce. He currently holds several leadership positions on campus including Governmental Relations Coordinator for SGA and he is the Head Delegate of FIU’s Model United Nations Team. After graduation he’s looking to pursue a career in Federal Consulting in Washington DC.

Fausto B. Gomez Scholarship in Political Science

Carolina Acco - Fauto B. Gomez Scholarship in Political Science Recipient

Carolina Acco moved to her hometown of Miami in August of 2016 to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She lived in Arlington, Texas for 17 years and although she hated not being surrounded by the beach, living there shaped who she is today. Carolina is passionate about social justice and equality. She loves learning about anything and everything. She is finishing up her junior year at FIU and plans on investing her energy in various types of internships for the Human Rights Certificate. After graduation, she plans on continuing her education either with a Masters in Higher Education or Political Science. When Carolina is not studying, she loves spending time with her wife, and their dog, Charlie, going to the beach, cooking, and sightseeing all over Miami.

Rebecca M. Salokar Scholarship

Constance Lee - Rebecca M. Salokar Scholarship Recipient

Constance Elizabeth Lee is an upcoming graduate majoring in Political Science. She is also minoring in International Relations and receiving certificates in National Security Studies, as well as, Pre-Law Skills and Professional Values. Born and raised in Polk County, Florida, she is the first of her family to attend college, as well as the first in her family to be accepted to law school. She has served as President of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society Tau Rho chapter, as well as a member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. While attending FIU she has been an active member of the Black Student Union and advocates for greater participation of the African Diaspora in politics. In May, she will be graduating magna cum laude with a 3.78 GPA and will also graduate as an elected member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. In the fall, she will return to FIU as a Full Dean’s Scholar of the Florida International University School of Law. After law school, she plans to use her degree for public service within the Intelligence Community, United States government or as an officer of the military’s JAG Corps

The Judith Hicks Stiehm Award

Olivia Napper - Judith Hicks Stiehm Award Recipient

Olivia Napper majored in International Relations with a minor in Geography and certificates in National Security Studies and European and Eurasian Studies. She was an IC-CAE Intelligence Fellow with the Jack D. Gordon Institute. After an internship with the State Department this summer, Olivia plans to pursue her Master of Science in Geography at the George Washington University while doing a research assistantship. In the future, she hopes to work in international development or in intelligence, at agencies like the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the USAID, or UNICEF.

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