It was a family trip to Ethiopia that sparked my interested in healthcare. But I felt like research was for another kind of person, not for me. Once at the Schreyer Honors College, I was challenged to go for it—and it’s been the best part of my college experience.
My research looks at a form of retrovirus that once having infected an individual, becomes a part of the genetic material passed down to their children. With practical implications like a more targeted immunotherapy treatment for kidney cancer, it’s really exciting work. But it takes a lot of time. The research grant I received from SHC allowed me to stay on campus for a full summer and focus solely on my project without any distractions.
I hope you’ll consider making a gift to support the research of today’s Scholars. Because alumni, friends, and parents like you made a gift to support research like mine (and also with the help of the entire Dr. Mary Poss biology lab), I will graduate in May with a publishable article—and a competitive resume as I apply to medical school programs. The Penn State community has welcomed me from the start, and your support has gotten me to where I am today. Thank you for considering a gift this year to help more Scholars say the same.
Kaleb Bogale '17 Sci
The most common costs for Scholars in need of research funds:
Covers conference travel
Covers materials and supplies to conduct research
Covers a summer stipend for living expenses
With this need in mind, we hope to help as many Scholars as possible who are in need of financial support to complete their research projects. A gift of any size can help our Scholars reach their goals.
For more information about this or other campaigns, please contact:SHC Development & Alumni Relations