Grace wasn’t ready for her ambitions to meet a dead end. She applied to UT and received financial assistance through the Robert O. Walters Scholarship and the Steve Hicks Development and Non-Profit Leadership Endowment.
“I’m so grateful for the financial support I received,” says Grace. “Pursuing internships and doing an honors thesis and getting involved in leadership organizations takes so much time. Without financial support, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Where Grace is today is the University of Chicago, getting her master’s degree in social work at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice.
Going beyond undergraduate studies wasn’t part of her initial plan, but encouraging professors and eye-opening opportunities helped her see grad school as the best path forward.
When she completes her master’s program, Grace has her next step already planned. “I want to come back to Texas and bring all that I’ve learned from my graduate studies back home,” she says.
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