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Citadel News Service
18 Sep 2012

Cadet Nick Slater awarded Rotary Ambassadorial Global Scholarship

Cadet Nick SlaterCitadel Cadet Nick Slater has been awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Global Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to study at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. 

Slater, a senior from Lawrenceville, Ga., is a member of Victor Company.  He will graduate in May 2013 with a dual major in political science and biology.  In Ireland, he will be studying for his master’s degree in global health. 

“We are proud of Cadet Slater for earning this prestigious scholarship,” said Brig. Gen. Sam Hines, provost and dean of the college.  “He embodies the qualities of selfless leadership that we strive to instill in all of our cadets.”

As a cadet, Slater has received a number of awards for academic excellence, earning Gold Stars (for a GPA of 3.7 or higher) for five semesters and being named to the Dean’s List for six.

A Star of the West Summer Scholar, Slater has traveled extensively as a cadet, studying and volunteering in France, Burundi, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Uganda and Switzerland.  As a Citadel Scholar, Slater is the recipient of one of the college’s most prestigious four-year scholarship awards based on academic merit.

The Ambassadorial Scholars program has awarded $532 million to 41,000 men and women across the United States since 1947.  Slater will serve as a goodwill ambassador to Ireland during his academic studies and participate in service opportunities and meetings with host Rotary clubs and other groups.  When he returns he will also share his experiences with Rotary District 7770 as part of a cultural exchange. 

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