Spotlight: GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship

Gear Up Iowa Scholarship: Lily Nellans

Working toward a degree in peace and conflict studies, Lily has seen major world hot spots firsthand. “I spent a semester studying the Arab-Israeli conflict in Haifa, Israel, and two summers studying genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” she says. “These two experiences motivated me to study genocide, and I’m hoping to pursue a career in genocide prevention and relief.” She credits her GEAR UP Iowa scholarship for those life-changing experiences. “I was fortunate enough to receive a full academic scholarship from my university,” she says. “However, the GEAR UP Iowa scholarship made it possible for me to participate in three study abroad programs.”

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on May 24, 2018 at 3:06am.