According to Dana Goad, Olivia’s school counselor, “The Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship, selecting applicants who can bring both intellectual and community leadership to the entire campus community. Approximately 1 percent of freshman applicants are offered the scholarship. Selected applicants have achieved stellar academic records as well as impressive extracurricular activities and essays.”
Ms. Goad added, “Olivia is an incredibly well-rounded, intelligent, and thoughtful young woman. She has worked hard for phenomenal academic success and is highly active in numerous extracurricular activities. Among her commitments, Olivia is President of the Future Medical Leaders Club and was selected as the captain of the Rutgers Oncology Olympiad. She has received numerous awards and accolades during her high school career including AP Scholar with Distinction. Olivia also gives back to the community and has been an active volunteer on the local EMS squad.”
“We are so proud of her and know she will be equally successful as she continues her journey at Vanderbilt University,” concluded Ms. Goad.
Olivia said, “For me, this means that I will be able to go to medical school and pursue my dreams of being a surgeon. I will also be able to meet people and make connections through the seminars and programs. Being a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar is an honor that I am very grateful to have received.”
“At Vanderbilt, I plan to major in Neuroscience on pre-med track. I am also excited to be in Nashville, as I love music and the night life there. I am proud to say I would not be able to have this opportunity without the Mount!”