As the academic year draws to a close, we thought we might take the time to introduce you to some of our Alumni Association Scholarship recipients. Let’s hear from Sarah Bach ’16, biological sciences, who received an Alumni Legacy Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.
Name: Sarah Bach
Major: Biological Sciences
Grad Year: 2016
Extracurriculars: Global Brigades Dental Program, Pre-Dental Society
Why did you decide to attend UMBC? I chose UMBC because of its strong STEM program. I was also impressed by the amount of undergraduate opportunities in research. At many other schools that I toured, research was limited to graduate students. My dad also attended UMBC!
What’s been the most amazing discovery you’ve made so far as a student here? Joining a club or campus organization can really shape your undergrad experience and help you discover where your passion lies!
What are you most proud of accomplishing in your time at UMBC? During my time at UMBC I have changed so much as a person. The diversity at this school has allowed me to broaden my understanding of other cultures [,and the] opportunities I’ve had here have helped me grow into a more mature and well-rounded individual.
What would you say to the people who provided your scholarship? Thank you! There is so much value in education and I am so glad you have chosen to support mine!
What do you hope to do after graduation? I just got accepted at [the] University of [Maryland] dental school, so for the next four years I’ll be working towards my dream!