2012 - 2013 Recipient

Alexis Alvarez

Alexis AlvarezWhy did you decide to attend the University of Miami?
After touring the school, I saw firsthand all the amazing benefits this school has to offer. The size of the student body is perfect, providing both the diversity of a larger school and the personal attention from the school of a small student body. Ample research, club, sport, and volunteer opportunities are available in this beautiful campus, and with excellent programs such as Foote Fellows, I can easily take the classes I want and need to graduate.

What does the UM Alumni Association scholarship mean to you?
This scholarship means that I will be less of a burden to my family, and I can follow in the footsteps of my grandfather and aunt who also attended the University of Miami. I am honored and incredibly grateful to have received this award, leaving me even more excited to work hard and give back to the Miami community, which has been incredibly welcoming and friendly.

What will you study?
I plan on double-majoring in Neuroscience and Spanish, which will prepare me for medical school and a career as a surgeon.