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.
Applications for the 2018 Award will be available here in late 2017.
To apply, the student must be recommended by a faculty member in psychology, social work, public health, or nursing.
- 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.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Cheri Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org