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Thank you to all of the generous NYU annual fund donors who supported talented young students across the University!

Nana Apraku (STERN ’18)

1831 Fund Scholarship Recipient

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES/HOBBIES:
During the week, I work at a child daycare center in Chinatown through the JumpStart program. I teach kids from low income areas so they can achieve a meaningful education. I also participate in SEAD, a diversity program in Stern to meet new people.

A MESSAGE OF THANKS:
Being accepted into the Leonard N. Stern School of Business was a life changing achievement for me. Choosing to attend Stern depended very much on financial aid and outward support from people who believed in me and my future. My mother is an immigrant from Ghana and was never able to attend college but she instilled in me the importance of receiving a quality education. I am enjoying my time here at NYU and, although I encounter some challenges, I simply remember that people like my mother and you are counting on me to succeed. Thank you for everything!

 

Amy Lei (CAS ’18)

1831 Fund Scholarship Recipient

WHICH NYU COURSE HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE, AND WHY?
Spanish has been my favorite course. After not taking Spanish for two years, taking a language course again has been extremely fun and rewarding. My professor ensures that we are all learning the grammar and vocabulary, but also makes us apply these skills to every day conversations and social issues.

A MESSAGE OF THANKS:
I would like to thank the 1831 Fund for being so generous with its contribution to my college education. It is amazing how NYU has such a strong network to help and guide each graduating class with their needs. I appreciate the assistance that this fund has given me in order to meet the costs of attending such a prestigious university. I will continue doing my best to make this contribution worth it and hopefully, in the future, be a part of its welcoming community as well.

 

Shirley Lu (SPS ’18)

1831 Fund Scholarship Recipient

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO DO AFTER GRADUATION?
I hope to work in New York City in the hospitality industry. Once I am thriving in the industry, I want to take my mother travelling around the world wherever she wants to go.

A MESSAGE OF THANKS:
Coming to NYU was so out of reach that I didn't tell my parents about applying, but thanks to you, I have the opportunity to study in one of the greatest cities in the world. It is such a dream come true. I absolutely love it here, and there's nowhere else I'd rather be than in the Big Apple. I was born in Queens and lived there for six years. You have also given me the gift of returning home. So thank you for your generosity.

 

Abbey Wemimo (WAG ’17)

Wagner GSPS Annual Alumni Fund Scholarship Recipient

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO DO AFTER GRADUATION?
After graduation, I would like to manage my social venture Clean Water for Everyone (cwfe.org) - an organization that provides access to clean water around the world. In the near future, I want to play an active role in the political environment developing public policies and educational reform.

A MESSAGE OF THANKS:
I want to express my deepest gratitude for your support. My experiences at NYU Wagner allow me to transform my personal commitment into public leadership and devote my life to fight for the powerless, stand up for women, and never give up on the hopeless. I am a fervent advocate that education should be the paramount investment in any child’s life as it expands the intellectual frame of reference.

 
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