Etsegenet “Mimi” G. Endale, a doctoral student in international conflict management, and Alissa Tertichny, a student in the master of social work program, were selected out of 83 applicants for the Clendenin Scholars Program.
“These two scholars have academic and professional records that make them models for graduate education at KSU,” said Tom Clendenin, a KSU trustee whose family provided the $1 million endowment for the program. “The Clendenin Scholars Program aims to recruit the best and brightest graduate students to study at this institution.”
Tertichny, of Sandy Springs, plans a career in the rehabilitation of survivors of sexual trauma and exploitation. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and international health from Clemson University, which she earned in 2012.
Endale, who lives in Atlanta, is a certified medical interpreter and her research interests include refugee studies, peacekeeping and peace building and African studies. She has a bachelor’s degree from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, where she grew up, and a master’s degree from Meiji University in Japan.
Scholarship recipients pursuing doctoral degrees receive $20,000 a year and master’s degree students are given $15,000 a year. All out-of-state students selected for the program are granted a waiver from the fees associated with living outside of Georgia.