Spotlight on Scholarship Recipients

Spotlight on Scholarship Recipients

2 students and one leader

Pictured (L to R): Isaac Kyeremateng, Deb Kim - Director of Study Abroad, Lauren Thrush

Global Health Recipient, Isaac Kyeremateng '23

Isaac graduated from Wheaton College in May 2023 and is applying to medical school.

“…my time in Uganda taught me more than I initially thought it would. From the example of one Christian’s response to his calling, his vision, and mission to the opportunity of living an experience of diversity among Ugandans while learning from those whom I initially perceived as different who were yet so similar to me all encouraged me to continue boldly in my faith and the pursuit of my vocation in healthcare.”

“...the experiences helped me grow in the awareness of global healthcare issues/ resources and my motivation for my pursuit of a profession in healthcare.”

Global Health Recipient, Lauren Thrush - Dec '22

Lauren is returning to Uganda for the 23-24 academic year, as a program assistant for the Uganda Studies Program at Uganda Christian University. Upon competition, she will attend the University of Delaware’s Physical Therapy doctoral program, one of the highest ranked programs in the country for physical therapy studies.

“As the semester progressed, I had the opportunity to assist in treatment under the supervision of my supervisor. I also had the opportunity to participate in outreach days. These days consisted of traveling with a team of social workers to visit patients’ homes in the community. The goal of these visits was to assess the care of our patients, supply resources such as wheelchairs if needed, and educate and encourage the families. These visits exposed me to the importance of community relationships and support systems.”