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Eman Jaradat

Burke, Virginia

George Mason University

“Thank you to Ortho Dermatologics for this generous support that I am both blessed and grateful to have received! This generous scholarship will allow me to pursue my dream of using artificial intelligence to improve access to healthcare worldwide, working to create a healthier world!”

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Gabrielle Lattin

Alexander, Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

“With the financial support of this scholarship, I will be able to pursue a career in the education field, where I plan to advocate for students with disabilities while helping them in a real and practical way. The character traits I have had to refine and the opposition I have faced these past two years through my diagnosis will only be one part of my story. Thank you, Ortho Dermatologics Scholarship Committee, for helping me, help others!”

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Kaiya Simmons

Miller Place, New York

Barnard College

"I am honored and grateful for the Ortho Dermatologics ASPIRE HIGHER Scholarship. This scholarship will help me finance my undergraduate college education and pursue my passion of becoming a physician practicing medicine around the world. Thank you Ortho Dermatologics for inspiring confidence in me and allowing me to understand that my dermatological skin challenges do not define me. Acknowledging, accepting, and addressing these challenges have helped me to empathize with others and solidified my passion to serve others through practicing medicine."


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Brandon Abzug

Delray Beach, Florida

University of Florida, Levin College of Law

“Ortho Dermatologics 2022 ASPIRE HIGHER Scholarship Award is an incredible gift that will help fund my legal education. I am thankful and proud to not only accept this generous award, but also use it in a way in which I will strive to improve the world.”

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Ariella Kushner

Edison, New Jersey

Columbia University, School of Nursing

“I am so grateful for the privilege and opportunity to be a 2022 ASPIRE HIGHER scholarship recipient. Thanks to this generous scholarship, I am able to pursue a degree in nursing at Columbia University. I am beyond thrilled to begin my journey as a nurse and give back to the medical community.”

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Chasen Shao

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine

“Steve Prefontaine once said 'To do anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.' Nothing has proven to be more true through my brief journey into healthcare thus far. The ASPIRE HIGHER Scholarship will undoubtedly help me in my burgeoning medical career. The ability to help patients every day and improve their lives by even some small degree has been an immeasurable source of motivation for me to keep striving higher and aspiring for more. I am grateful that the ASPIRE HIGHER Scholarship can assist me achieve these dreams and I will continue to do what I love each and every day – improving the lives of others through podiatric medicine.”

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Kenya Dilday

New York, New York

CUNY School of Law

“For years, I struggled with a skin condition that had a challenging impact on my life and confidence. When added to the responsibilities of being a mother, student, and holding a part time job, it made life difficult at times. I am appreciative of Ortho Dermatologics and the support they are providing me through this scholarship, which is helping to bring me one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a lawyer."

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Allison Downing

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Prescott College

"Thanks to the ASPIRE HIGHER Scholarship for alleviating the financial stress that has come along with continuing education. The scholarship also serves as reminder that even though my skin has been a source of stress for me over the years, those often unpleasant experiences have led to this wonderful opportunity."

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Angelica Teaupa

Pacifica, California

University of San Francisco

“Like many women, I strive to fulfill many roles, personally and professionally, and knew it would be challenging to add “student” to that list. The Ortho Dermatologics Today’s Woman scholarship will greatly alleviate the financial burden of graduate school, and I am so honored to be a recipient. Through my master’s program, I will gain the knowledge and tools needed to be a leader in building more equitable organizations and communities.”