I want to serve in a clinical role for survivors of torture. Longer term, I want to work to improve the health care system for refugees to make it more culturally sensitive.
I appreciated the academic rigor of the program and the amount of research coming out of the school. I wanted to continue working with immigrant populations, and there are many in this part of the country. I liked the dual degree program with public health. It’s really integrated. I can take classes in both schools at the same time. This model is unique to Michigan.
The scholarship has been a huge help. It is wonderful that donors are investing in students like me. It’s a great feeling to have that help, and I am incredibly grateful for the support and the investment in my education; this scholarship is giving me opportunities to pursue my professional and educational goals and to better equip me to address the health disparities faced by immigrants and other vulnerable communities in my career.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106