Kathryn "Kaye" Stripling UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment
I have many hobbies that I think have shaped me into the person I am today. In my free time, I read whatever I can get my hands on and love to play the piano, with nearly 15 years of experience. I also enjoy drawing and oil painting, both stemming from my artistic background. My inspiration absolutely comes straight from my parents, who are my biggest role models and the best parents anyone could ever ask for. I hope to one day make them very proud.
Campus and Community Involvement
In my years at UH, I have tutored Chemistry 1 and 2 in the Lamar Fleming building. I am also involved in two campus organizations. The first organization is the Lebanese Student Association, for which I have held both the historian and president positions in past years. The second is called Orthodox Christian Fellowship, which is a ministry program for Orthodox students. In the community, I volunteer in the Patient Experience department at Ben Taub General Hospital in the Medical Center.
Awards and Honors
I graduated high school 11th in my class. I was a part of many honor societies, including National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society. I was also an AP Scholar with Honor. Concerning my art, I have received the Rodeo’s “Best of Show” award twice and the Gold Metal award once. I also had the honor of accepting a scholarship for a summer course at the Glassell School of Art.
At UH, I am currently a member of Golden Key International Honour Society and a national member of Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society. I have been on the Dean’s List every year.
I hope to one day study abroad just to be able to immerse myself into an entirely different culture and experience a whole new facet of humanity. Hopefully, this experience will be in the near future.
The field of medicine has always fascinated me. I would love to conduct research in biology and chemistry, particularly focusing on pharmaceuticals or virology. I believe hands-on research will give me a different level of experience and learning that a classroom simply cannot offer.
After graduating, I hope to attend medical school and be able to follow in my father’s footsteps, helping those around me in any way that I can. It has always been my dream to be where I am now, and it is almost unbelievable how close I am to that goal. In my gap year before medical school, I plan to be researching and traveling as much as possible. I am eager to know what the future has in store for me!