“The UMB CURE Scholars Program has helped me with a lot of things. It has made me work hard, helped me become a better person, and provided a better future for me — and I’m thankful for it. My plan for the future is to go to college and study nursing or sports medicine. My career goal is really just to provide for my family and get higher up in life.”
—Mekhi Taylor, UMB CURE Scholar, Cohort 1
As their senior year of high school draws to a close, Mekhi Taylor 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.