Saraiya has applied to attend Centenary Summer Scholars this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Liberal Arts
Brien McMahon High School
Norwalk, Connecticut
Successfully funded on May 8th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$1,245 raised
$0 to go
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Saraiya's Story

My passion is medicine.

I've always been interested in learning ways to lend a helping hand. This is when I first knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. I know that with education and research, I'd be able to really make a difference in people's lives.

Attending the Centenary Summer Scholars will help me extend my knowledge on healthcare because I will be able learn a lot more information at the program than what I would receive in a regular high school course. Being in the program will give me access to more hands on and interactive lessons. Having the opportunity to speak with someone that is currently working in the medical field allows me to find out what it is like being a doctor, what an average day is in a doctor's office or hospital setting, and what is the best part about being a doctor from the perspective of someone who is currently working in the field. In the end, I think Centenary Summer Scholars will give me the chance to actually have an idea of what type of doctor I want to be.

A Note from Ms. Connell, Saraiya's Teacher

Saraiya is a great candidate for Centenary Summer Scholars because she is very passionate about the healthcare field. As a freshman, Saraiya joined HOSA (Healthcare Occupations Students of America) which allows students who have an interest in the healthcare professions to explore multiple fields, as well as compete at a state level with other HOSA chapters. These competitions range from medical terminology, to First Aid/CPR, to Nursing & Medical Assistant. If a student places in the top three, they move on to Nationals. Seeing how much Saraiya enjoys HOSA, I can see how much she will benefit from the experience she will receive from Centenary Summer Scholars.

Campaign Activity
Saraiya posted an update
July 10

My trip to Centenary College is right around the corner. In order to prepare and get my self ready for my stay at Centenary College, I'm finishing up the paperwork required for my trip and getting the necessary items that I will need. I'm currently in the middle of packing my clothes. I'm very excited to be able to continue my love for science and the medical field outside of the classroom. I can not wait for my trip to Centenary Summer Scholars in New Jersey. Before I leave I want to give a big thank you to my donors because with out all of your support I would not be able to go to my summer trip.

Success! Ms. Connell helped Saraiya raise $1,245
May 8
Dalio Foundation donated $50
May 8

The Dalio Foundation is proud to provide support as you discover your passions and pursue your dreams. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous donated $5
May 7

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $5

Amy Connell donated $25
May 6

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Anonymous donated $20
May 2

Good luck from Ms. Connells’s Mom!!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $20

Lauren Goode donated $25
May 2

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Qadir Abdus-Salaam donated $25
April 19

Good Luck Saraiya!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Rykeisha Hicks donated $100
April 6

Good Luck. I hope you have a great experience!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $100

Application Excellence Award from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $169
April 5

Your application essays were very thoughtful!

Campaign Kickstart from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $127
April 4

Keep inviting your community to donate & support your dream!

Centenary College
Centenary College donated $400
April 2
Student Contribution donated $99
April 2
Ms. Connell started this campaign
April 2
Saraiya was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1