Gaetan Banawoe

High School
Charlottesville H.S.
University
University of Virginia
Area of Study
Chemistry
High School
Charlottesville H.S.
University
University of Virginia
Area of Study
Chemistry

Gaetan Banawoe

A college education is important to me because . . .

as a foreigner from a poverty-stricken country, a college education is the only way to change your family’s circumstances and possibly your country’s circumstances. It is an important reason why I came to America. A college education opens doors that are usually shut to those without one.

In addition to financial assistance, the Scholars Program provides me . . .

a mentor and a counselor. Many of the issues I have encountered so far in college have been ameliorated by talking to my Advisor.

Having a Scholars Program Advisor helps me to . . .

remember that someone is looking out for me and it keeps me on track to succeed in my studies.