PhD student Gyudae "GD" Kim was granted the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship for students with spinal cord injuries at the University of Illinois. This highly selective, prestigious scholarship is designed to cover supplemental support costs throughout a 4-year projected enrollment, with the aim of facilitating academic success by addressing potential barriers.

"The Neilsen Scholarship has had a tremendous impact on my academic journey. As someone with a spinal cord injury, receiving an invitation to apply for the program was a significant realization of my potential. Not only has the NSP provided me with financial assistance, but it has also opened up doors to life-changing educational opportunities. With the scholarship covering my projected 4-year enrollment, I am confident that I can succeed without worrying about financial obstacles. I am grateful for the recognition and support from NSP, and I am excited to demonstrate my progress," said Kim.