Class of 2014
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences
University of Missouri–St. Louis
I learned about the country Nepal and the hardships of living in severe poverty. Simple things such as education that many Americans take for granted would mean so much to a child forced into labor at the age of six. I was surprised at how difficult it is to find grant money to support education expenses in foreign countries. This internship confirmed that I want to work in an underprivileged area after medical school. With this being my second summer as an intern with The Scholarship Foundation, I feel that I was able to be more helpful to the organization and fearless at any task that came my way.
In summer 2014, Stephenie participated in the Scholarship Foundation’s paid Community Internship Program, a collaborative partnership between the Foundation, Equifax and community agencies.
Stephenie is a senior at the University of Missouri-St. Louis majoring in biological sciences. She interned with The Mitrata Nepal Foundation, where she focused most of her time and effort on researching potential grant opportunities and planning a fall fundraiser. Stephenie not only gained valuable experience from her work with the Foundation, but also from her strong connections with the unique and passionate individuals within the sector. Stephenie looks forward to continuing to volunteer with the organization this year.