The recipients are: Emily Dufty, College of Allied Health Sciences; Paul Tran, The Graduate School; Misty Lewis, College of Nursing; Colton Fowlkes, Dental College of Georgia; and Dayton Grogan, Medical College of Georgia. Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.
This year’s winners talked about how these scholarships will further their educational goals.
“I hope to pursue a career in neurological surgery with a focus on spinal cord injury and neurological trauma,” said Grogan, whose oldest brother sustained a spinal injury after a car accident. “As you can imagine, this field has impacted me in more ways than a simple academic interest.”
Dental College of Georgia Dean Carol Lefebvre said Fowlkes was an excellent student who she interacted with because of his previous leadership roles.
“I hope to continually find ways to serve Georgians through the dental knowledge and skills I have developed at the Dental College of Georgia,” Fowlkes said.
Tran said the award would go a long way toward advancing his career.
“My goal is to become a physician-scientist, practicing medicine and conducting translational research,” he said. “I can use this award to better keep up with improvements and knowledge updates in my research field.”
Dufty, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Sciences in Radiation Therapy and works as a resident assistant for AU Housing and Residence Life, said the scholarship has “helped me more than anyone knows. I cannot thank everyone enough!”
Lewis was thankful for the university “helping married, non-traditional students like me with educational expenses.”
“I look forward to utilizing my degree from Augusta University in underprivileged areas as a psychiatric nurse practitioner via community outreach, prevention, and mental health education with aims to reduce stigma,” she said.