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.
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
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.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106