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Ukrainian Students Receive College Scholarship in the U.S

Herbie J Pilato
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According to journalist Joe O'Neill and The Good News Network (GNN), "...five students in war-torn Ukraine received the life-changing news that they will receive an all-expenses paid college education to study at a college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, thanks to the incredible generosity of philanthropist Sam Rose."

As O'Neill continued to report, "The retired lawyer and real-estate developer provided $2 million for scholarships to Dickinson College that will pay all costs for these students, giving them a chance for a future they may not have dreamed possible."

"In addition to tuition for all four years," "O'Neill noted, "...the Sam Rose ’58 International Scholarship will cover the costs of textbooks, dining and living expenses including support for travel, health insurance, and other basic needs through the academic year in addition to support during summer and winter breaks. The five students were overwhelmed with emotion upon hearing the news from Dickinson College president, John Jones."

“Thanks to Sam’s incredible generosity, we are able to offer these students a world-class education away from the war in Ukraine,” said Jones, who made a few phone calls to Ukraine in order to directly share the scholarship news with each student. “We are excited to meet and learn from our new Ukrainian students, who will help us build a more interesting and engaging campus community.”

As O'Neill concluded, "Dickinson has a long history of supporting students around the world facing strife, including through the Conflict Zone Student Support Fund, which assists international students whose demonstrated financial need has increased because of extreme violence or war in their homeland.

"More than 1,800 students are currently being supported through scholarships and grants, and more than 3,642 donors have contributed to [making] this possible, with gifts of all sizes helping to change lives through Dickinson. Including the establishment of the new scholarship, Rose has contributed $17.5 million to the Campaign for Scholarships."

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Herbie J Pilato is the author of several books about pop culture including RETRO ACTIVE TELEVISION, THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, TWITCH UPON A STAR, GLAMOUR, GIDGETS AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, DASHING, DARING AND DEBONAIR, and NBC & ME: MY LIFE AS A PAGE IN A BOOK, among others. He's also a TV writer/producer, and has worked for Reelz, Bravo, E!, TLC, and hosted THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, the hit classic TV talk show (which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2019).

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