Christina E. Arthur
1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Capitol Food Bank (Winter 2007)
Anacostia River Cleanup (Spring 2007)
Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Written in Bone Exhibit Volunteer (Spring 2009)
Maryland English Institute, Speaking Partner Program (Fall 2007-Spring 2008)
Prospect Park Research Assistant (2006)
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
First and foremost, I am extremely grateful to the Maryland Parent Association for granting me this scholarship. I am currently in my senior year and this scholarship enables me to continue my studies in anthropology at UMD. As a direct result of receiving this award, I will be graduating from UMD this spring and I plan on continuing on to graduate school.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
I chose to attend UMD for its outstanding curricula, faculty, and research programs. I also love the close proximity to D.C.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
As a Anthropology major I am focusing on Applied Anthropology. My studies are centered on community development and urban outreach. In graduate school, I hope to do research in this area, specifically on issues pertaining to health and youth. Conducting studies in this field will ultimately have positive implications for urban communities around the globe.