“I was not planning on going to the U, as I was trying to go to an out-of-state school, but then realized that the U was probably the best fit for me. I am glad I decided that, because I’ve never been more comfortable in a place. The U is very diverse and it creates this place of bonding. I really appreciate it because I always feel like I can just walk around and be myself.
My orientation at the U was amazing. It made me realize I was ready for college. During my orientation, we split into groups depending on what field we were going into. I’m in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and I learned a lot about the field I was going into and saw how many different people were in that field. It made me feel very comfortable and I was like, ‘Yes, I can definitely do this!’
I was very little when I realized I wanted to be a doctor because I was interested in helping people. I realized early on that I had very big ambitions so I wanted to continue on with that. Social and behavioral sciences is the field that attracts me the most because it focuses on how people think, feel and act. That is something I am really passionate about because I have so much interest in the brain. Right now I work as a lab assistant at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The field I really want to go into is probably neurology when I get into med school. That’s the field that is very fascinating to me because there is so much that we don’t know about the brain.
What I hope to gain from my college experience is to always prioritize myself. I think that’s my biggest goal because I will be in school for another 12 years and need to remember that my health and well-being come first.”
—Molly Sattar, 2022-23 recipient of the For Utah Scholarship