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Lagos State University (LASU) 300L Student wins Hesselbein International Scholarship

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Lagos State University Student Pelumi Olugbenga wins Hesselbein International Scholarship

Lagos State University Student 300L Pelumi Olugbenga wins Hesselbein International Scholarship

-Ojo Oluwasegun

A 300l student of Lagos State University (LASU), Pelumi Olugbenga has won the Hesselbein International Scholarship.

Olugbenga is a 300l student of History and International Studies, Lagos State University (LASU). He is one of the five selected Africans to participate in the 2017 Hesselbein Global Leadership Summit at the Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S scheduled for this month.

Below is the full report as released by Ademola Adekoya, Ag. Head, Centre for Information Press and Public Relations, LASU as

 

A quintessential 300-level student from the Department of History and International Studies, Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University: Mr Pelumi Olugbenga has emerged as one of the five(5) newly selected Hesselbein International Scholars from Africa who will participate in the 2017 Hesselbein Global Leadership Summit at the prestigious Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America in July, 2017.

The Hesselbein Global Leadership  Summit which holds at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States offers participants a transformative, globally-minded leadership experience. Through the Hesselbein Student Leadership Summit, exceptional and dynamic student leaders from around the world converge in Pittsburgh for an intensive four-day experience.  These outstanding and phenomenal student leaders participate in interactive workshops, receive mentorship from government and business leaders, and take part in hands-on problem solving sessions.

Mr Pelumi’s successful selection was by no means an easy feat.  Out of several applications from accomplished university students across the globe, fifty (50) Student Leaders were eventually selected across the six(6) continents of the world with only five(5) from Africa – including Mr Pelumi Olugbenga as the new set of Hesselbein International Scholars.  The globally  competitive selection process demands interested student leaders across the world to summit requirements such as : a  well crafted current curriculum vitae (C.V), personal essays on challenges and achievements as a student leader, individual thoughts on leadership approaches and policies that will facilitate a drastic change in the world, innovative ideas on global development issues, community service amongst other stringent requirements.

Mr Pelumi’s Hesselbein scholarship covers his tuition, feeding, accommodation, transportation and other expenses in the Academy.  Upon his completion of the Leadership Summit, Mr Pelumi will be conferred with a prestigious Fellowship of Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

It is pertinent to recall here that Mr Pelumi Olugbenga was the Student Representative at the GNS Review Committee last year.

The Lagos State University Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun on behalf of the University Community congratulates Mr Pelumi Olugbenga on his new success and wish him a safe trip to the United States. He equally implores him not to rest on his oars. 
Finally,  the Vice Chancellor urges other students to take a cue from the world class feat of Mr Pelumi Olugbenga by blazing the frontiers of excellence in all their endeavors

Congratulations!

 

Signed
Ademola Adekoya
Ag. Head, Centre for Information Press and Public Relations, LASU

 

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