A legacy spanning 15 years, 91 students & 42 countries. Inspired by the transformative power of a year abroad that he
witnessed in his own granddaughter Rebecca, Stuart Padnos partnered
with GVSU to create the Barbara H. Padnos Scholarship. The Barbara H.
Padnos International Scholars program provides scholarships for year
long study abroad programs. The legacy of Barbara and Stuart Padnos
live on in the form of the Padnos Scholarship, advancing education in
ways that simply cannot happen if the students remain in Ottawa
County. Future GVSU students will continue to have this unique
opportunity, and the current staff of the Barbara and Stuart Padnos
International Center are honored to assist and guide these eager
students to plan their adventures. On behalf of all the Padnos
Scholars of the past, present, and future, we express our thanks for
this vision and generosity.