I am extremely grateful to have had this opportunity to get emergency funding, and I am grateful also to have a School of Social Work Scholarship. Both were life-changing. I am a first generation Latina, and in my case that comes with a lot of intergenerational poverty. Everyone wants representation in the academy, but when opportunities are presented, they usually come with a cost.
I am really proud of where I come from, and I am filled with conviction, but I needed support to finish my graduate program... As my time in the program reaches its end, I will continue to support social change efforts in my community.
School of Social Work Scholarship & Emergency Funding
It was really helpful to go back and visit my mom and my aunt who has a chronic illness. It was important to know that I did not have to be isolated in Michigan, that I was not stuck here, but could still be a resource to my family. You can only give so much emotional support from 2,000 miles away.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106