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Study Abroad Scholarships International study is one of the Helen Gilbart best opportunities to prepare students for life beyond the Helen Gilbart helped set the standard for exemplary classroom. service and dedication at SPC. After earning an A.A. degree from St. Petersburg Junior College in1964 and Research shows that students bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™s degrees in Education with who participate in foreign specializations in English, Speech and Journalism study programs have better from the University of Florida, Helen returned to grades, increased retention the College as a faculty member at the Clearwater and graduate from college at Campus. Gilbart says, â€œIt was fun to see the college higher rates than students who change and grow.â€ She retired as the Program do not study abroad. Whatâ€™s Director for Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications in 1997. more, the experience helps build the critical thinking, problem Helen and her late husband established the Donald and Helen Gilbart solving, time management Scholarship Fund in 1997. This gift made the Gilbarts one of the earliest and communication skills that members of the Foundationâ€™s Legacy Society, ensuring that their scholarship will have become requirements continue to benefit students long into the future. Their scholarship has already for success in todayâ€™s provided much-needed financial support and encouragement to more than 150 global marketplace. Thanks students in the fields of education, social service, mental and physical health. to generous donors who understand the value of A women of great energy and vision, Helen was a founding member of the international travel, a growing Women on the Way program and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. Her number of students receive spirit of adventure has also led Helen to many destinations around the globe. scholarships of up to $2,000 to Recognizing the far-reaching educational value of international travel, Helen has help cover the cost of their study been sponsoring Study Abroad Scholarships at SPC since 2013. abroad trip. SPC students learn about Gustave Eiffel 4 and visit his iconic creation in Paris, France.