Galo Medina Scholarship Awarded to Arts & Letters Student, Looks to Continue Providing Opportunities for Students

Galo Medina Scholarship Awarded to Arts & Letters Student, Looks to Continue Providing Opportunities for Students
Kyler Miller

In 2015, graduate studies alum Galo Medina started the Galo Medina Scholarship Endowment to help current Arts & Letters students receive their undergraduate degrees. Since the start of the endowment, five students have been able to receive scholarship money to help them graduate from ISU.

This fall, Kyler Miller, a senior slated to graduate in December, received the scholarship.

“Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me because it played a critical role in me being able to afford school this semester without the financial burden of student loans,” Miller said.

Miller will graduate with his bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in political science. After graduating, Miller has plans to continue his education and pursue a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.

“The Galo Medina scholarship allows me to continue my education,” Miller said. “I felt appreciation when I received it.”

Medina graduated from ISU with a bachelor’s degree in general studies. He is currently the president of Comprehensive Financial Services in Hollywood, California. He wanted to start the endowment at ISU because he said there was a certain point as a student where he needed an opportunity to help receive his undergraduate degree and he wanted to give students an opportunity to receive theirs.

Medina is currently working on building opportunities for current and future ISU students, including a matching gift program for the endowment. Medina is matching every donation made to the endowment up to $12,500 until Dec. 31. 

For more information on the Galo Medina Scholarship Foundation and donating, contact Matthew Stucki at stucmatt@isu.edu or (208) 282-1421.

Written by Katie Damron, College of Arts & Letters intern

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