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GK Scholarships 2021: Michelle Hay

GK Scholarships 2021: Michelle Hay

Golden Key is happy to introduce Michelle Hay, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Michelle graduated with a Spanish major and double minor in Linguistics and English Literature, as well as a Certificate of Arts in Māori and Indigenous Studies from the […]

GK Scholarships 2021: Bontle Mathabi

GK Scholarships 2021: Bontle Mathabi

Golden Key is happy to introduce Bontle Mathabi, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Bontle studies an honors BSc Audiology program from the University of Cape Town and will be graduating in December of 2022. “I chose a career in the Health […]

GK Scholarships 2021: Olivia Swarts

GK Scholarships 2021: Olivia Swarts

Golden Key is happy to introduce Olivia Swarts, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Olivia recently graduated from the American Public University System with a BA in Psychology. 

“I just graduated from APUS with my BA in Psychology Summa Cum Laude,” Olivia says. “I will be attending the commencement ceremony in June of 2022, where I will proudly wear my Golden Key regalia.”

Olivia is grateful for being a Golden Key member and receiving this award.

“I am honored to be selected as a recipient of this award!” Olivia explains. “I am immensely grateful to Golden Key International Honor Society for recognizing my efforts in academia, leadership and service. I will continue to be inspired by our society and our wonderful members.”

Olivia feels this scholarship highlights all the hard work she put into her education.

“This scholarship means a lot to me,” Olivia shares. “It serves as a recognition of the hard work I put into my undergraduate education. It also motivates me to strive to better myself in academia, leadership and service.”

Olivia is very dedicated to her education and plans to attend graduate school.

“I plan to continue my education by attending graduate school,” Olivia reveals. “I am using this scholarship to cover my graduate school application fees.”

Olivia firmly adheres to the pillars of Golden Key and encourages other members to do the same.

“Embrace the pillars of this honor society; you will be better by doing so,” Olivia mentions. “Getting involved in leadership and service are some of the most rewarding experiences. Utilize the resources made available to you by being a member of Golden Key. Last but not least, recognize the accomplishment of being invited to be a member of Golden Key and be proud of what you have accomplished.”

Olivia is very thankful to her mother for supporting her.

“I would like to thank my mother since she has always been my biggest supporter,” Olivia says. “She raised me to be the person I am today, and a great deal of my success can be attributed to the support she has given me. I’d also like to thank my fellow student leaders at APUS and our faculty advisors.”

Thank you for being a part of the Golden Key family, Olivia; we wish you the best of luck with graduate school! 

GK Scholarships 2021: Trevor Engling

GK Scholarships 2021: Trevor Engling

Golden Key is happy to introduce Trevor Engling, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Trevor is a graduate student in the MSEd of Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Mississippi, set to graduate in the spring of 2023. He earned his […]

GK Scholarships 2021: Kieron Baart

GK Scholarships 2021: Kieron Baart

Golden Key is happy to introduce Kieron Baart, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Kieron is a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Pretoria and plans to specialize in Aeronautics. “Receiving this award, especially in these uncertain times, humbles me […]

GK Scholarships 2021: Tiarnee Iddles

GK Scholarships 2021: Tiarnee Iddles

Golden Key is happy to introduce Tiarnee Iddles, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Tiarnee is a third-year Dental Student at Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia. 

“I am humbled to receive this award and will strive to continue to exemplify the Golden Key’s values throughout the rest of my degree and beyond,” Tiarnee says. “It has not been an easy road to get to where I am now, and I am grateful for the recognition as I feel this is a testament to their ongoing support.” 

Tiarnee feels that her parents’ support has helped her get to where she is. 

“Coming from a small farming town, I am thankful for my parents’ support and commitment to me in order for me to study dentistry,” Tiarnee mentions. “Their values that they instilled in me reflect those of the Golden Key’s – leadership, academics and service.”

Tiarnee is a passionate worker dedicated to her studies.

“I have worked hard in my studies which has been acknowledged by receiving a Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence at the end of 2019 and 2020,” Tiarnee shares. 

Tiarnee’s hard work is paying off as she has accepted a job, which will begin upon her graduation.

“I was recently successful in obtaining an undergraduate dental officer position with the Australian Army and will commence my duties upon graduation,” Tiarnee reveals. “I have always had a passion for healthcare and hope to be able to boost the oral health of those working to protect my country. Being in this role will allow me to harness Golden Key’s values, and I will strive to continue to improve the quality of life of my patients.”

Tiarnee is very thankful for her experiences with Golden Key. 

“Being a Golden Key member has allowed me to access various webinars and educational resources, which has further added to my own personal growth,” Tiarnee says. “It is evident that being part of the Golden Key family has exposed me to many opportunities, and I am immensely thankful for this award.”

Thank you for being a part of the Golden Key family, Tiarnee; we wish you the best of luck as a Dental Officer!

How can alumni stay involved with Golden Key?

How can alumni stay involved with Golden Key?

Even if you’ve graduated, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of your experience with Golden Key. There are plenty of opportunities for alumni to get involved and stay involved with GK. We’re happy to share six ways for alumni to continue to be active members […]

GK Scholarships 2021: Jackie Libon

GK Scholarships 2021: Jackie Libon

Golden Key is happy to introduce Jackie Libon, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Jackie is studying a Bachelor of Science in the Honors Nursing program at the University of Alberta. “I am delighted to accept the 2021 Undergraduate Achievement Award with […]

GK Scholarships: Obriel T. Maposa

GK Scholarships: Obriel T. Maposa

Golden Key is excited to introduce Obriel T. Maposa, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Professional Development Award winners. Obriel earned his Bachelor’s in Marketing Management in 2017, his Honors Bcom in Marketing Management in 2019, and is working on his Master’s in Marketing at the North-West University.

“It is hard for me to put this feeling into words,” Obriel says. “I feel humbled and honoured to be one of the recipients of this Golden Key Award that had amazing candidates from various Chapters.”

Obriel feels that his achievements come from a higher power.

“I would like to thank God, for it is through Him that I can do all things,” Obriel shares.

Obriel appreciates Golden Key’s learning opportunities.

“I am earnestly grateful for the platforms that the Golden Key International continues to create for members like myself to reach our full potential as leaders,” Obriel remarks.

Obriel dedicates his award to his family.

“I would also like to dedicate this award to my family for their love and support,” Obriel mentions.

Obriel has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic for his professional development.

“During the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, I dedicated most of my time undertaking more online professional development courses,” Obriel explains. “I am glad that through this award, I will be able to continue investing my time in this space.”

Obriel celebrates his peers who have focused on professional development as well.

“Last but not least, I would like to share this award with all the applicants who managed to do the same–focus on professional development–during this difficult time, you are all stars and winners,” Obriel says.

Thank you for being a part of the Golden Key family, Obriel; we wish you the best of luck on your Master’s!

How to get involved with Golden Key?

How to get involved with Golden Key?

Have you joined Golden Key but still aren’t sure how to become involved? Then you’ve come to the right place. While many students join honor societies for the resume booster, we know that GK members are hard-working leaders eager to be involved in their community […]