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Gifty

Carleton College Psychology
Psychology

“I am currently a Clinical Research Coordinator and I am actively pursing a PhD program in Clinical Psychology. I really want to change the stigma around mental health conversation in African and African-American communities, especially mental health conversations as they center on Black women.”
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Jessica

University of Houston
Human Resource Management

“This foundation encourages me to push myself. I’ve always been an introvert, but this team is so different. Our time together can begin talking about anything, but often ends up in deep conversation about real fears and struggles in our lives.”
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Ivan

University of San Francisco
Physics

“This foundation encourages me to push myself. I’ve always been an introvert, but this team is so different. Our time together can begin talking about anything, but often ends up in deep conversation about real fears and struggles in our lives.”
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Antonio

The University of Pennsylvania
Business and Systems Engineering

“Take Charge is as much about the community as it is about the scholarship amount. Getting to spend so much time with the team and the other Scholars and sharing stories has created something that lasts longer than 4 years.”
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Jewly

Florida International University
Interdisciplinary Studies, Biology

“Most scholarships only require a certain GPA, there is no personal or other involvement. Take Charge is different because they push the envelope. They really care about their students. Our well beings and goals. They desire to set us up for success in all areas of our lives.”
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Chelsey

University of Michigan
English & Pre-Med

“Take Charge employs a holistic approach to promoting scholars' growth. Everyone at Take Charge is committed to helping us remain academically solid, physically well, and emotionally supported.”
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David

University of Florida
Information Systems and Operations Management

“The network provided by the Take Charge foundation helped carry me through college and honestly saved my life. If you are looking for a long-term family, this is the place to be.”
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Lauren

State University of New York
Environmental Policy & Public Administration

“Come as yourself. Be who you are. There is no single model of who a Battier Scholar is.”
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Anthony

Howard University
Civil Engineering

“It’s a scholarship on paper, a family in real life. I’m taken aback that I get to be a part of it, part of the family. I’ve never been more grateful.”
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Ife

Texas Tech University
Pre-Med & Nutrition

“I work every day to improve myself and to be a better person. I plan to go to medical school after I graduate. My ultimate goal is to offer free health clinics in the future, in order to benefit those in my community who cannot afford health insurance.”
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Noony

Oakland University
Nursing

“I was recently accepted into the BSN Program at Oakland, a very academically competitive with limited enrollment. It was not an easy path, and I could not have done it without the support of my Take Charge Family. They have given me a foundation to leap up from, and I’m ready to fly!”
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Yaxeni

Georgetown University
Public Health

“Take Charge definitely isn’t “just another scholarship.” They want me to grow, and I know I can own my experience.”
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Elijah

The University of Miami
Microbiology & Immunology

“As a Battier Scholar, you get to be around people who want to know you, want to know what you’re doing, and support you. You get to be around people who are family.”
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Miguel

Mc Murry University
Nursing

“In the Fall of 2019, I concluded my 4 year soccer career at McMurry University. Now I am fully charged and focused on completing my last year of my BSN-RN. I hopes to gain enough experience so I can go back to graduate school and get my MSN in Nursing, and eventually become a Nurse Practitioner.”
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Maurice

Florida State University
Finance

“Because of the foundation, I’m now privileged. This is the leg up that we Scholars didn’t expect, but now we get to have. Take Charge wants to stick around for life – and I’m welcoming it!”