Health Services student receives Douglas Sheppard Memorial Scholarship
Nygel Williams, a Master's of Health Administration degree program student, has been awarded the prestigious Douglas Sheppard Memorial Scholarship.
Passionate about health care, especially for African-Americans and veterans, Williams works with the Legacy Leadership Institute for Public Policy and serves on the Graduate Student Government as the Vice President for Community Development.
Williams holds a bachelor's of science in health science from Saint Louis University. Before he came to Maryland, Williams spent a year working on national policy issues as the Villers Fellow for Health Care Justice at Families USA in Washington, D.C. He is expected to graduate in 2018.
The selection committee chose Williams for his strong resume and personal statement, his knowledge of Shepherd and his contributions to the community and high marks during his interview.
“He’s clearly an outgoing, optimistic, energetic, and driven early career healthcare professional who has put himself through undergraduate school and continues to support himself while serving others,” said Bernie Poindexter, the selection committee’s chair.