Second year Health Sciences and Madison Heights student Faith Quevedo has recently received some game-changing news. Through hard work and academic achievement, she earned a scholarship toward a bachelors degree at Michigan State University, in human biology with a minor in pre-medicine studies. The scholarship will cover her tuition, as well as room and board, for four years at MSU.
Instructor Angie Shaw describes Faith as a motivated leader, who is quick to help classmates grasp concepts. Says Mrs. Shaw, “her compassion and dedication make me believe Faith will be an excellent healthcare worker.” The Health Sciences program here at OSTC-SE has provided a necessary foundation of skills and knowledge for Faith to enter her college career.
In Faith’s own words, she describes what this scholarship means to her: “I am currently planning on attending Michigan State University in fall 2021. I will obtain my bachelors degree in human biology with a minor in pre-medicine studies. The amount for my scholarship including financial aid was $26,652; this covers my tuition along with room and board. It will be available for the next four years with academic excellence. This was awarded based on grades and financial need. I was raised in a single mother household, and this scholarship is a blessing from God. I could not be more thankful for the way my mother has raised me to be a hard worker. I would stay up late at night studying and praying, that in some way I could advance my education and make my mother proud of the woman she has made sacrifices for. I hope that my hard work can empower first generation students the way my mother has empowered me. Michigan State University has paved the way for me to heal those who are less fortunate. I am eternally thankful for the university to notice my academic accomplishments.”