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LASU Student Wins Scholarship

A 300-level student of History and International Studies, Lagos State University (LASU), Pelumi Olugbenga, has been named one of five 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. this month.

Pelumi will attend the four-day summit with exceptional student leaders from around the world, during which they will participate in interactive workshops, receive mentorship from government and business leaders, and take part in hands-on problem solving sessions.

To be selected as a Hesselbein International Scholar, Pelumi had to go through a rigorous process that included the submission of a CV, personal essays on challenges and achievements as a student leader, individual thoughts on leadership approaches and policies that can bring changes, and innovative ideas on global development issues, community service amongst others.

The scholarship covers tuition, feeding, accommodation, transportation and other expenses for the summit. 

Upon completion, Pelumi will be conferred with the prestigious Fellowship of Hesselbein Global Academy.

LASU VC, Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun, congratulated Pelumi on his selection and urged other students to emulate him.

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