Student Name: Micheala Davis
Scholarship Name: Women’s Philanthropy Initiative Scholarship
Hometown: Conyers, GA
B.S. ’19, Biology—Student in The Honors College
Why Georgia State?
After recruiters for Georgia State gave me multiple reasons to attend, I decided to apply. I am happy to have attended Georgia State these past four years. With GSU’s help, I have been able to gain acceptance into medical schools, extend my educational training to other countries via study abroad programs, and deepen my love for my future career.
Please share a few interesting facts about yourself:
- Born in Jamaica
- Recently traveled to Cuba and Greece
- Traveled to 15 States (and D.C.)
- Starting medical school this fall
Have you encountered any significant challenges that have affected your ability to attend college?
Living in a household that had only one working parent for over a decade put a large financial strain on me while applying to colleges. The sheer cost of applying to multiple schools presented a challenge. Despite this, I still applied to many, using fee waivers because, as a minority student, I knew that earning my bachelor’s degree was a crucial step in my life’s journey.
What has receiving the Women’s Philanthropy Initiative Scholarship meant to you?
Receiving this scholarship again shows Georgia State’s commitment to student success. If it were not for this scholarship, I would not be able to complete my degree and graduate at the end of this semester. Each semester I have been faced with the challenge of paying for my educational expenses. I am happy to share that this feat has been accomplished through the generous giving of scholarship donors.
What words of gratitude would you like to express to your scholarship donors?
Thank you for being such a vital part of my educational journey. With the help of this scholarship, I can say that this phase of my journey is almost complete. This generous support exceeded my expectations and its impact will last far into my future.