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Khadeja Cohen

In her words

"I graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry from Presbyterian College. My final GPA was 3.65 and I remained to be in the top 35% of my class. I received an award for academic excellence and received the Latin honors of magna cum laude.

"In my final year, I went from being the Secretary of the Multicultural Student Union (MSU) to being its Vice President. I believe that this organization is important and needed on PC’s campus because it encourages and brings awareness to the different cultures and backgrounds that are present on campus. It is an organization that can provide a safe space for anyone seeking such a place. Other organizations that I was apart of include the Diversity Council and the Psychology Honor Society (Psi Chi). The Diversity Council includes PC faculty, staff, and students, who discuss diversity issues that could be present on the campus. We brainstorm ideas that could fix or make the issues less problematic. We collaborate with the President of PC in order to accomplish these goals.

"Other opportunities that I participated in included an internship and assistantship in the psychology department. I enjoyed my internship because it allowed me to experience a lab type environment and helped me to discover that I want to further explore neuroscience in a lab setting when I attend graduate school. My assistantship in the psychology department was another great experience from this year. I was able to work closely with the psychology professors and assist them in any work that they needed. I enjoyed working with my professors and am confident that the relationships that I have built and this experience will benefit me in many ways."

The benefit of this scholarship

"The Warlick Scholarship has helped make it possible for me to have been involved in all of these organizations and experience a wide range of opportunities at PC. There were times when I did not know how I was going to afford my tuition and afraid that I was not going to be able to finish on time. There were many sleepless nights and stressful days that were due to not having enough to pay for tuition. But when I received a message from the Bridges to a Brighter Future program about your scholarship I just knew everything was going to be okay. This scholarship was definitely a blessing from God and I was so thankful to have received it. This scholarship is very important to me and was one of the things that provided the support and confidence that I needed in order to graduate."

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