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Become a Bass Military Scholar at Vanderbilt

Become a Bass Military Scholar at Vanderbilt


When we think about our scholars here we
really sum it up in three words. The first word is Patriot. That recognizes
their service to the country. In Iraq is where I got wounded. I was hit
with shrapnel in the back and a short time after that I deployed to
Afghanistan. The next one is scholar. These are individuals who are
very accomplished academically. I was able to develop in several ways as
a midshipman at the Naval Academy and then even more so as an officer in the
Navy and in the submarine community. And then the third part is leader. All of
them have a military record of leadership of leading others oftentimes
through very difficult circumstances and conditions. My time in Italy, my time in Afghanistan,
those are all personal growth things I think that pushed me a lot. That you know
going gets tough I’m like it’s gonna be okay
like we can get to this. We have a classic win-win here. Where we can bring
in some of the most talented Americans that are out there who happened to be
veterans and bring them onto a vibrant campus that’s got some of the highest
rated schools in the country. But Vanderbilt is just such an an amazing
institution and so if I could be a part of that name and be a part of that
program especially with location and the relation to health care I thought it was
just a knock-out combo. kind of my interests are in real estate
and education and there are two things that are extremely intertwined in
America even if we don’t think of them that way. One thing that really affected
me on both of my deployments was seeing the local nationals in the and the
poverty in the lack of health care that they had access to. What I want to do
with my degree is serve the poor. If you’ve got the talent, the ability and
the motivation, this is the place you want to be.


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