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2017-2018 RAPS Scholarship Recipient
2017-2018 RAPS Scholarship Recipient

Dear members of the Retirement Association of Portland State:

I am honored and so grateful to receive the RAPS Scholarship to help me complete my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in end-of-life and palliative care. I am a graduate student in PSU's Advanced Standing Master’s program with the School of Social Work and was just accepted by Providence Hospice to do my MSW Internship starting fall term, 2017. I am currently a hospice volunteer, and my vocational interests center on hospice and bereavement. As a student facing financial barriers, this scholarship makes a huge difference in being able to access and pursue my degree. I am dedicated to preserving human rights, dignity, and quality of life at end of life, and I believe health care is a social justice issue. Thank you to the RAPS organization and the collective work you do. And thank you to each of you for your consideration in choosing me as one of your recipients.