Thank you for visiting as we prepare for our annual participation in Great Give Florida, a day of 24 hours of giving organized by United Way of Martin and Palm Beach Counties. For this year’s campaign, we are happy to share highlights about a few of our scholarship recipients, and how your dollars are helping. These are real students, with real Tourette Syndrome, that are making a real mark for themselves as they navigate college and pursue their career dreams. Get to know our students, and THANK YOU for supporting Dollars 4 Tic Scholars scholarship fund during April 24, 2018, Great Give.
How is your first year of school going?
It’s going well. The classes are manageable, and the DRC does what it can to make sure I have an accommodated testing environment. It’s a great experience meeting and talking to people with ambitions as high as my own. It’s unbelievable to think that when you see me with my best friends – you are looking at an aspiring surgeon, engineer, and politician.
What did you learn about going to college that you didn’t expect?
Everybody here is willing to do anything they can to help you. Whether the class is graded on a curve, or not, the students try to help each other succeed.
What do you love about what you are studying?
I love chemistry as a subject. But what I really love is the fact that by learning it, I am enabling myself to reach my ultimate goal of going to medical school and helping communities.
I earned a 4.0 my first semester and made the Dean’s List. I also play on the Club Roller Hockey Team, which is a new sport for me.
Why you are excited about your future?
I am super excited to get involved with research and volunteer at hospitals. Not just because those things will allow me to be competitive on med school applications, but also because individually they make me feel like I’m making a difference.
We hope you have enjoyed learning about our student recipients this week!
For April 24, our Great Give donation link is: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/organizations/dollars-4-tic-scholars. Thank you for keeping our students in mind as you participate in 24 hours of giving for your favorite charities!