Samantha Bussman

Gillette College Foundation’s Scholar Spotlight!

Meet Samantha Bussman, recipient of the Chris Hard Memorial Scholarship through the Gillette College Foundation. 

Samantha comes to Gillette College from Mandan, North Dakota.  Samantha is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Biomedical, and is also a part of the Gillette College Women’s Soccer Team.  She has committed to Missouri S&T starting in fall of 2019, where she can complete her degree and continue with soccer.  In the next 10 years, Samantha sees herself with a successful career within the civil engineering sector.

The scholarship Samantha received has alleviated the financial burden so she can take more classes and not have to take out student loans.  Her time at Gillette College has allowed her to meet a lot of new and diverse people.  It has also forced her out of her comfort zone and taught her how to interact more efficiently with others.  Her words of advice for other students or upcoming students is to “attend class and do your work.”

Samantha’s favorite thing about being a Gillette College student is the people she has met and the opportunities she has been given.

The Gillette College Foundation proudly features Samantha Bussman as our Scholar Spotlight this week!