The Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA) will host two guests next week as they promote prestigious scholarships.

Trina Vargo, President and Founder of the US-Ireland Alliance, will meet with students and faculty about the Mitchell Scholarship. A highly competitive and distinguished program, the Mitchell Scholarship funds a year of postgraduate study in an Irish institution for up to twelve Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30. Trina Vargo was Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Kennedy for eleven years, and worked with the Clinton Administration as a key player behind the scenes of the Northern Ireland peace process. She has advised many candidates for President, and created the George J. Mitchell Scholarship in 1998. Ms. Vargo will hold a meeting for students interested in the Mitchell Scholarship on Tuesday, April 12th at 3 pm in Hall of Languages 320.

Christian Tanja, Outreach and Selection Officer for the Schwarzman Scholars program, will visit the SU campus on Wednesday, April 13th. New in 2015, the Schwarzman Scholars program offers “the next generation of global leaders” the opportunity to learn about China’s growing role in world affairs. Scholars earn a fully-funded, one-year Master’s degree at Beijing’s renowned Tsinghua University in one of three disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies. Mr. Tanja will present to interested students on Wednesday, April 13th at 11 am in Hall of Languages 115.

All interested students, regardless of year or discipline, are welcome to attend both sessions! For more information on either interest meeting, please visit CFSA’s website, or email Program Coordinator Molly Linhorst at

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