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Anthony Abshire, MSW ’19

Thank You for Helping Me Change the World

I want to see youth included in policy. We write policies as if they affect everyone the same. But we must tailor them with an understanding of how they affect traumatized youth. I also want to become a foster parent. I want two kids, because a kid shouldn’t be alone.

Why I'm Here

I applied and U-M accepted me—that’s the gist of it! I looked through the concentrations. Social Policy and Evaluation was what I wanted to do. The experiences I’ve had here helped me grow professionally and personally. I wouldn’t be the same person if not for this program.


Blavin MSW Scholarship Award

Impact of the Scholarship

The Blavin Scholarship helped me stay in school and access to resources I wouldn’t ordinarily have. The master’s program at the School of Social Work has so many foster youth; it’s great we have a scholarship that’s for us. We face barriers other students don’t, even in graduate school.

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