Princaya Sanders

“The UMB CURE Scholars Program is the main reason for most of my success as a student and as a future mental health care provider. Before joining UMB CURE, I wanted to be a defense attorney, but my career path has changed drastically to wanting to be a pediatric anesthesiologist, then a psychology professor.

"My plans consist of going to a four-year college and graduate school, and then teaching at the graduate school I attend.”

— Princaya Sanders, UMB CURE Scholar, Cohort 1


As their senior year of high school draws to a close, Princaya Sanders and other members of the first graduating class of the UMB CURE Scholars Program are gathering their caps and gowns and looking to the future. After six years of mentorship, hands-on learning, and research opportunities facilitated by UMB CURE, these 17 scholars are now college-bound.

To prepare the students for this next chapter of their lives, UMB is sponsoring a UMB CURE Senior Send-Off Campaign to provide each scholar with a graduation gift to ensure they head to college in the fall with all the tools they need to be successful.

The goal is to raise $1,000 for each scholar to purchase college essentials including bedding, toiletries, laundry/cleaning supplies, dorm décor, electronics, school supplies, and more.

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