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Olivia's Story

Olivia Caruso, Donor Impact Report 2019
Olivia Caruso. Photo Credit: Stephanie Coffey
“This scholarship made me more confident in my decision to apply for graduate studies and made my grad school applications more competitive.”

Entering her final year of undergraduate studies and with countless options in front of her, Olivia Caruso was unsure which direction to choose. However, unexpectedly receiving the Gail Ferriss Sheard Scholarship for academic excellence provided the confidence she needed to apply for graduate school. It also allowed her to save money, and help alleviated some of her financial concerns. She has since been accepted to a master’s program in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health with the University of Toronto, another step on her path to becoming a public health researcher and professor.  “Receiving the Gail Ferris Sheard Scholarship was truly one of the highlights of my undergraduate career,” says Olivia. “It affirmed that I was headed on the right path and proved to me that my ambitious goals are attainable. Thank-you for your support—it has made all the difference.”

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