Class of 2023 | University Scholars
“Being a Getterman Scholar has been a springboard for success. I do not mean primarily success in worldly terms, but rather in spiritual terms. My Baylor experience has cultivated in me a heart that yearns for closeness with God. The Getterman Scholars program has been a gift which has fostered the growth of my soul through interactions with professors, discussions with friends, and time in the classroom. The Getterman Program exceeded my expectations, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have received the scholarship and to have been able to attend Baylor these past four years. One of my favorite (and unexpected) opportunities that the scholarship brought was a trip to Colombia my freshman year which initiated in me a deeper passion for Latin American culture and language (so much so that I’d like to live in Latin America in the future). After graduation, I plan to take a gap year in Latin America and then attend medical school and work toward being a family physician.
“The Honors College has been one of the most influential and formative Christian communities I have ever been involved with. It made it possible for me to be involved in leadership and live near some of my best friends. The Honors College has a special way of connecting students whose aim is to love God, love others, and study excellently. Having gone through the whole process at Baylor, I recommend slowing down and learning how to grow a heart that clings to the vine of Jesus amid a busy world. Studies will never stop, and the world surely will not slow down to wait on you do to that. It is up to you to pursue truth and to prioritize finding your ultimate purpose through Jesus Christ.”