Elon College / At present at Elon / Allison Potter ’22 awarded Rotary International Grant Scholarship for graduate examine overseas

Potter, a public well being research and coverage research double main, will pursue her grasp’s diploma on the London Faculty of Economics subsequent tutorial 12 months.

Allison Potter ‘22 has been awarded the Rotary International Grant Scholarship, a prestigious award that can help her pursuit of a grasp’s diploma on the London Faculty of Economics after graduating from Elon in Might. Potter acquired the scholarship from the Piedmont District 7690 Rotary Membership.

“This chance will assist me develop in cultural humility and independence as I navigate residing and studying throughout variations,” Potter stated. “Leaving Elon, transferring overseas and pursuing graduate faculty won’t be simple, nevertheless, it will likely be an incredible journey and can put together me effectively for the long run,” Potter stated, a public well being research and coverage research double main.

A Class of 2022 Periclean Scholar, and member of the Omicron Delta Kappa and Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Societies, Potter hopes to work in international well being consulting on program monitoring and analysis or in refugee resettlement earlier than pursuing her doctorate and dealing in an educational setting.

“I’m extremely grateful for this award and the devoted members of District 7690 Rotary Membership who will assist me earn my grasp’s diploma in London the place I will pursue a world training to match my international profession objectives,” Potter stated.

Her ardour for maternal and youngster well being was formed throughout a public well being practicum on the Complete Rural Well being Mission in Jamkhed, India. Observing the work of the native villagers caring for ladies throughout and following their being pregnant whereas additionally studying concerning the wants of girls and kids in low- and middle-income international locations had a profound impact on Potter.

“I discovered concerning the significance of making interventions for public well being issues by way of a strength-based and culturally accountable means rooted in dialog with group members, which I’ll use all through my profession,” she stated.

The Rotary International Grant is just not the one extremely selective post-graduate award that Potter has earned; she lately discovered that she has been chosen to show English in Nepal by way of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

With Senior Lecturer in Public Well being Amanda Tapler and Professor of Public Well being and Human Service Research Cynthia Honest as mentors, Potter has hung out as an intern for the refugee resettlement program at Lutheran Household Companies in the summertime of 2020 and with Vivid Minds Africa in the summertime of 2021.

Potter thanks each of her main’s departments in addition to the Nationwide and Worldwide Fellowships Workplace for serving to her put together to take this “once-in-a-lifetime” alternative.

“Being surrounded by my classmates and professors from around the globe at LSE will push me to consider maternal and youngster well being in methods I by no means have earlier than and can present unbelievable perception for my future profession,” Potter stated.

Religion Leslie ‘21 was the recipient of the Rotary International Grant Scholarship from Rotary District 7690 final 12 months. The $30,000 grant from District 7690 is simply given to at least one pupil per 12 months who’s finding out inside the Rotary’s seven areas of focus: peacebuilding; illness prevention and therapy; water, sanitation and hygiene; maternal and youngster well being; fundamental training and literacy; group financial improvement; and surroundings.

The winners of this aggressive grant could not examine at universities positioned within the U.S. and should keep a weblog of their expertise, communicate with Rotary Golf equipment in each the U.S. and their nation of examine and, if potential, attend their host Rotary Membership’s annual regional conference.

To study extra concerning the Rotary International Scholarship, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and different nationally aggressive awards, go to the Nationwide and Worldwide Fellowships web site.

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