Kansas City, MO, USA – December 1, 2015 – People to People International (PTPI) has selected five students to receive the Joyce C. Hall College Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship is funded by a generous gift from the family of Mr. Hall – the founder of Hallmark Cards, Inc. and first chairman of PTPI’s Board of Directors. Each year, up to five scholarships of $2,000 USD are awarded to university students who have shown a commitment to the mission and values of PTPI. Since its institution, the Joyce C. Hall College Scholarship has supported the education of dozens of students. Scholarship recipients for the 2016-17 academic year are
- Gabriela Raquel Alvarez of Sterling, Virginia;
- Veronica Duffield of Scottsdale, Arizona;
- Clinton Ikechukwu Ezeigwe of Imo State, Nigeria;
- Eesha Dipesh Patel of Maple, Ontario, Canada; and
- Genevieve Kathryn Weaver of Haslet, Texas.
PTPI Interim CEO Bill Bland added his congratulations to the winners, saying, “It is our pleasure each year to recognize, with the support of the family of Joyce C. Hall, students who reflect the mission and values of People to People International and exhibit a sincere desire to understand themselves, other peoples, and the world around them through pursuing higher education.” People to People International, with World Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri USA, was established by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 11, 1956 to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. PTPI, as a NGO with a U.S. not-for-profit [501 (c)(3)] tax rating, has reached more than 160 countries with people of all ages participating in our programs. Please visit www.ptpi.org for more information.