Good Samaritan Scholarship Winner
Grace Gehlken is a student at Wofford college where she is planning to double major in Spanish and Finance. She realized her love of serving children while working with the LAMB institute in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. As a result, she strives to be an agent for change through researching and supporting sustainable poverty alleviation solutions. Currently, Grace is acting as Ambassador Program Coordinator for the social venture She’s Here. Combining efforts to educate girls in Sub-Saharan Africa about menstrual health and economically empowering Massai Women, She’s Here operates by selling handcrafted beaded bracelets for $10 that boldly state She’s Here.
Reaction statement: “I am so honored to be receiving the Good Samaritan Scholarship, and I am grateful for the generous financial support that will allow me the opportunity to pursue both my educational and extracurricular dreams. From a young age I have always been taught to live by the phrase “to whom much is given much is expected,” and this has fueled my passions to advocate for causes that I believe in. I am so excited to continue volunteering with the LAMB Institute and the She’s Here Campaign as I continue my education journey at Wofford.”