English and Communication major Caitlin Grady, of New Jersey, received the 2015 UWAA New York Scholarship.
“Prior to receiving the scholarship, I felt like time was working against me,” Grady said in an interview. “With two intended majors, some general education requirements and a need to graduate early due to financial reasons, I had too much to do in too little time. The UWAA New York scholarship makes early graduation less of a necessity for me and allows me to focus on learning rather than scrambling through requirements.”
Grady decided to add Communication to her studies in English to “understand how writing could catalyze, mobilize and change the world.”
Established in 2006, the UW Alumni Association’s New York scholarship supports students from the greater New York area with at least a sophomore standing and who have completed at least one full year at the UW. Selection is based on both academic merit and financial need.