Boston University Scholarship Story – Lara Cohen (SAR’17)

Boston University Scholarship Story – Lara Cohen (SAR’17)

October 22, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


When I was looking for a college
to attend for undergraduate, I knew that I wanted a school
that could both provide me with academic opportunities,
as well as opportunities to learn through work. BU really stuck out to me
because the human physiology program here at Sargent
not only prepares me for the science basis of
what I want to go into, but I learn a lot
more about my field and how to apply
my work later on. And there’s also a lot
of internship and work opportunities in research
and clinical work here. So one of the activities
that I’m heavily involved in is Global Medical Brigades, a
large nonprofit organization with many chapters
at different schools. Here at BU, we specifically
work in Honduras. And we’ll go down and
help in specific villages, and then those
villages will also receive brigades from the other
parts of the organization. And the eventual
goal is that they’ll become self-sustainable. [MUSIC PLAYING] What I really love about
Global Medical Brigades is how much you can
learn while giving back. I’ve definitely realized
more and more with my studies that I won’t be able to
be successful in my career as a health care
professional if I don’t have underlying motives
to improve health care at large. [MUSIC PLAYING] Receiving a scholarship from
BU for my undergraduate studies was definitely a main factor
in allowing me to come here. I think with financial
insecurity that comes with college
sometimes, it inhibits people from being able to do as
much as they want to do. So having financial
security from BU has really allowed
me to not only remain engaged in my studies here, but
also look towards the future and what else I want
to continue studying.