4 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
During my time at Maryland I have been privileged to be an active member and vice-president of Students Engaged in Public Health (SEIPH) and part of the Universities at Shady Grove Student Leadership Program. Both the student club and the leadership program have provided me with opportunities to put my skills as a leader in the community to use. via community programs and projects. I am also an active member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), where I continue to learn about the field of public health and collaborate with other public health professionals, and students, on issues relevant to public health.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
Receiving this scholarship has been game changing. When the opportunity was presented to me to apply for the scholarship, I immediately thought about what I will use the award for. With my laptop needing to be replaced and graduate school exams on the horizon, the Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship meant that I could afford to get a good, reliable laptop, and make preparations for taking my GRE's over the summer.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I will make a positive difference in the world by sharing my success story. I will encourage those who want to further their education, but not sure how. I will encourage those who are fearful of returning back to school and let them know that they to can overcome the challenges associated with being a mature student. I will encourage anyone who has a passion and desire to do great things to reach for the stars, no matter how young or old they may be. The most positive thing I could do in this world is to simply encourage others.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a senior in the School of Public Health. My major is Public Health science. I expect to graduate Fall 2017.
What is your Hometown?
I am originally from Jamaica, West Indies.