María José Garcia Rivas among 12 Drexel Students Awarded Inaugural Nina Henderson Provost Scholarship
December 10, 2021
María José Garcia Rivas '24
BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering
Project: Graduate College Diversity Exploration
A Drexel Global Scholar and former Aspire Scholar, María José leads the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion subcommittee of the Undergraduate Student Government Association. She has performed data analysis on neuroscience research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and been named a Dornsife Global Development Scholar.
"My ultimate goal not only as a Nina Henderson Scholar, but also as a Drexel student, is to make positive changes that last long after I graduate. As an international student who has grown, adapted and learned from many spaces and experiences at Drexel, I’m passionate about the Graduate College Diversity Exploration project and a firm believer that we can create an equitable environment and remove the obstacles that are preventing students from achieving their full potential."
The Nina Henderson Provost Scholars Program, launched in the fall of 2021, is an annual scholarship program that provides 12 motivated Drexel students with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and play a hands-on role in shaping the Drexel experience. Drawing on their diverse backgrounds, disciplines and perspectives, Nina Henderson Provost Scholars work alongside the Provost and senior Provost’s Office leadership to advance key priorities of the Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan and collaborate on strategic projects. The program is made possible by support from Nina Henderson, Chair of the Academic Affair Committee of the Board of Trustees, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and Drexel alumna.
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