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Christian Conyers, MSW ’21

I Am Going To Change The World For Older People

My resilient grandmother grappled with the effects of ageism and ableism. I heard stories of other grandparents raising grandchildren, and I discovered there were not many programs to help them. I became passionate about healthcare policy regarding older adults.

Why I'm Here

Social work was the perfect field to focus on both the interpersonal and policy aspects of geriatric care. I came to U-M because I lived in Flint, and the Curtis Scholarship also definitely impacted my decision.


Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship for Geriatric Social Work

Impact of the Scholarship

The scholarship has been helpful simply in that I am able to attend. I needed more funding, and it was an honor to receive this scholarship. I am truly grateful.

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