“The UMB CURE Scholars Program has made me more willing to talk to new people. I now enjoy doing new experiments, and I’m not scared to try new things. I got invested in STEM because of UMB CURE and all of the experiences and opportunities the program gave me.
"I want to pursue a computer science degree because I want to learn more about graphics, animation, and coding.”
—Jaden Buggs, UMB CURE Scholar, Cohort 1
As their senior year of high school draws to a close, Jaden Buggs 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.