The Institute for Families in Society is pleased to introduce the 2017 recipient of the Smith Scholarship, Ghia Ulrey, a senior in the Arnold School of Public Health. Her focus area of interest is maternal and child health and she has plans to pursue a career involving advocacy and hands-on aid in local or international settings. She is a student ambassador with Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) and is in the process of starting a club for SCAN at USC. Ghia also has plans to apply for the Peace Corps as it has been a dream of hers to serve since high school. A visible display of her passion for and commitment to helping others, her buzz cut is from having shaved her head for St. Baldrick's Foundation and in doing so, raising $850 for childhood cancer research.
Please join us in congratulating Ghia on having been selected as this year's Smith Scholarship recipient.
Be A Champion for Youth and Families!
The Michael Daniel Smith and Alexander Tyler Smith Scholarship is funded by an endowment created by Mr. Robert L. Thomas and awarded to the University of South Carolina in memory of the boys, who died under tragic circumstances. Each year, the Institute for Families in Society is pleased to offer one scholarship of $1500 to a full-time undergraduate student from the USC Columbia campus who shows outstanding promise as a helping professional for children and families in need.
APPLY TODAY FOR THE 2018
To apply, the student must be recommended by a faculty member in psychology, social work, public health, or nursing.
Completed applications will be accepted through March 1, 2018.
- Be of junior level standing
- Major in psychology, social work, public health, or nursing
- Plan to pursue a career to support and strengthen children and families.
One award will be made for 2018
The application has two parts, one for the recommending faculty member to complete and one for the student applicant to complete.
Both parts of the application need to be completed and then printed or scanned so that they can be submitted via email to Sheila Heatley at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2018.
Applications can also be faxed to IFS at 803-777-1120 by the same deadline.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Cheri Shapiro at email@example.com