Support Yehoshua Lamar's Graduate Program at UvL
Organized by: MindBody Society
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My name is Yehoshua Lamar Talbert and for whatever reason, out of the millions of webpages in the world you landed here! I am honored that you have landed on this page and hopefully you will have the time to read about my graduate school support campaign to attend the University of Amsterdam's Graduate School for Social Science.
The University of Amsterdam's School for Social Science (GSSS) is ranked one of the top 100 universities in the world and the graduate committee has granted me admissions into their master's program: Medical Anthropology and Sociology for Fall 2015. However, due to financial constraints I have deferred enrollment, yet optimistic that I will still be apart of this Summer's session and Winter 2016 session before fully matriculating. For the Summer Institute for Alcohol Drugs and Addiction I was awarded partial funding to cover half of the tuition costs, thereby giving me an opportunity to acclimate myself to the city and the European university system. For the 2015-16 academic year, I was awarded a third of the tuition, which is great but still not enough to cover all expenses.
My passion for Medical Anthropology is the culmination of the work I have been doing for the past ten years: community health education and planning, teaching fitness and pilates, and working as a research assistant the last two years studying addiction and faith based interventions. Without access to quality health and mental health programs social mobility becomes even more difficult and I look forward to finding empirically vetted strategies to even the playing field for all people.
A little about me. I am a Texas native and the youngest of seven siblings. I went to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and went on to finish my bachelors degree at Sarah Lawrence College. Though I was not the first of my siblings to attend university, I was the first to graduate. After I graduated my success inspired two of my older siblings to complete their degrees as well. Again, I will be the first to take the next step and embark upon a graduate degree, which I hope will push me to pursue a terminal degree in health psychology. Though I have the full support of my family, unfortunately, it is not enough on its on to make this journey a reality. No matter how big or small your contribution, it is more than I currently have and it will help me get closer to my goal. If a financial contribution is not possible, your support is greatly appreciated and I hope you can forward this on to your friends, colleagues, or social networks on my behalf.
If you have any questions, or need any further information from me, or contacts to the University's Office of Financial Aid, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Thank you in advance for your help, support and blessings!