Student Spotlight: Scholarship Recipient Pursues Academic Opportunities in Public Service

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Graduate student Amanda Schell chose to attend Florida State University for simple reasons: its great actuarial science program and an opportunity to play intramural sports with her older brother.

But during her four years as an undergraduate, Schell’s schedule was anything but simple. She built an extensive resume as a member of FSU’s first class of Presidential Scholars, along with volunteering, traveling and playing 12 different intramural sports. She soared above and beyond in every aspect of her academic career which began at the International Baccalaureate Program of her high school in Bartow, Fla.