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Kasey Fannin

5375

Bold Points

29x

Nominee

2x

Finalist

Bio

As an incoming freshman in college, I am excited to share my journey of developing strengths in collaborative leadership and dedication to my crafts. One of my proudest, most recent accomplishments has been simultaneously pursuing college courses while completing my high school education. I also was awarded Chemistry Student of the Year in my chemistry class. This dedication has led me to graduate high school with an Associate Degree, a representation to my goals of achieving academic growth and lifelong learning. I am excited to venture out into new opportunities in my life. I like to explore various interests: reading, creating bracelets, and finding a creative outlet through journaling in my free time. My purpose revolves around authentically impacting the people in my environment through indirect methods. I make a conscious effort to subtly support others and foster discovery; I love learning about various ways I can interpret care in challenging situations. I believe a career in the medical field helps me accomplish this personal mission. While my career aspirations are still unfolding, I am considering fields that align with my personal values and celebrate my natural curiosities. Fields of pathology, surgery, and neuroscience interest me. In the future, I want to further my studies, cultivating a career that feels meaningful to me, and a scholarship could help me pursue that. I would love to soar greater heights if I am the right match for your scholarship. Thank you for this opportunity to share my pursuits and I am grateful for your consideration.

Education

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Bachelor's degree program
2024 - 2028
  • Majors:
    • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

Gateway Community and Technical College

Associate's degree program
2021 - 2024
  • Majors:
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • GPA:
    4

Boone County High School

High School
2020 - 2024
  • GPA:
    4

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Neurobiology and Neurosciences
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
    • Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences
    • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medical Practice

    • Dream career goals:

      I will go to medical school after pursuing undergraduate studies in neuroscience

    • Part-Time Weekend Safe-Play Coordinator

      JumpZone! Party Play Center
      2022 – 20231 year
    • Student Teaching Aid Intern

      Caywood Elementary School
      2021 – 20221 year
    • Radiology, Laboratory Science, & Pathology Student Intern

      UCHealth Medical Center
      2023 – 20241 year

    Sports

    Volleyball

    2018 – 20224 years

    Awards

    • Freshman most improved player
    • Co-captain of Freshman Volleyball Team
    • Junior Varsity Most Improved Player

    Research

    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

      Ignite Institute — Planning and testing a reconstructed lifeguard backboard
      2022 – 2023

    Arts

    • Private Lessons; Classical Piano Instructor

      Music
      NKU 2021 Performance , NKU Fall Fling 2022 Performance , Willis Music 2022 Performance, Willis Music 2021 Performance
      2012 – 2023

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      National Honor Society (NHS) — Member
      2022 – 2024
    • Advocacy

      Northern Kentucky Youth Advisory Board — Member
      2024 – 2024

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    John Young 'Pursue Your Passion' Scholarship
    As I tackle the adventure of science and medicine, I feel deeply for the untold stories and overlooked possibilities of girls in STEM disciplines. I am deeply passionate about advocating for the inclusion of women in STEM and STEM-related fields. It is no secret that women face an evident gender disparity, consistently underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and specific healthcare positions. When you consider the professions of a nurse and a physician, what impressions come to mind? If you associate feminine qualities with nursing and masculine qualities with medicine, your mind is not in minority. The inclusion of women in STEM brings diverse perspectives to traditionally male-dominated fields. Particularly, women in science, such as Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, and Katherine Johnson have each individually contributed to historic change. They have inspired me to continue to push for change. The legacies of these prominent scientific figures demonstrate what collective inclusion of women in STEM could be, celebrating the inquisitive and revolutionary approaches of a younger generation of girls. Focusing on this pathway allows me to explore my own interests, expand my breadth of knowledge in the areas of healthcare and science, and innovate opportunities for women to be engaged and feel welcome in the world of scientific academia. Girls deserve a space to be scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, and healthcare workers and harnessing equity and intersectionality is an ideal place to start. My experiences are catalysts for the passion I feel in my advocacy efforts. An important intellectual experience that solidified my effort to pursue STEM and raise my voice for girls in STEM involved a visit to a cadaver lab. In my third year of high school, I visited Northern Kentucky University with my class to explore biomedical sciences. The led to the main event was interacting with cadavers. Beyond initial impressions, I became comfortable asking questions and holding organs. As I held complex organs like the brain and heart, I felt connected to the tangibility and vitality of life. It helped me gain a greater appreciation for the privilege I have as a young women to learn science. I recognized that all women should have the experience of exploring the brain, or, on a broader scale, explore their passions hands-on in accessible ways. Additionally, this experience solidified my commitment to higher knowledge, emphasizing my journey towards understanding the intricacies of science. It fueled my desire and determination to pursue neuroscience. Following high school, I will study neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati to earn a Bachelor of Science. I am considering further specialization in neuroimaging, neurosurgery, or pathology. I am interested in the anatomy and biology behind neurological conditions. In five years, I hope to have continued my education through higher learning. I want to propel original thinking and ignite new outlooks. Through my professional and personal journey, I strive to embody visionary qualities in my respective field, so that I can offer a glimpse of what the world can provide for other young women.
    Women in STEM Scholarship
    As I tackle the adventure of science and medicine, I feel deeply for the untold stories and overlooked possibilities of girls in STEM disciplines. I am deeply passionate about advocating for the inclusion of women in STEM and STEM-related fields. It is no secret that women face an evident gender disparity, consistently underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and specific healthcare positions. When you consider the professions of a nurse and a physician, what impressions come to mind? If you associate feminine qualities with nursing and masculine qualities with medicine, your mind is not in minority. The inclusion of women in STEM brings diverse perspectives to traditionally male-dominated fields. Particularly, women in science, such as Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, and Katherine Johnson have each individually contributed to historic change. They have inspired me to continue to push for change. The legacies of these prominent scientific figures demonstrate what collective inclusion of women in STEM could be, celebrating the inquisitive and revolutionary approaches of a younger generation of girls. Focusing on this pathway allows me to explore my own interests, expand my breadth of knowledge in the areas of healthcare and science, and innovate opportunities for women to be engaged and feel welcome in the world of scientific academia. Girls deserve a space to be scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, and healthcare workers and harnessing equity and intersectionality is an ideal place to start. My experiences are catalysts for the passion I feel in my advocacy efforts. An important intellectual experience that solidified my effort to pursue STEM and raise my voice for girls in STEM involved a visit to a cadaver lab. In my third year of high school, I visited Northern Kentucky University with my class to explore biomedical sciences. The led to the main event was interacting with cadavers. Beyond initial impressions, I became comfortable asking questions and holding organs. As I held complex organs like the brain and heart, I felt connected to the tangibility and vitality of life. It helped me gain a greater appreciation for the privilege I have as a young women to learn science. I recognized that all women should have the experience of exploring the brain, or, on a broader scale, explore their passions hands-on in accessible ways. Additionally, this experience solidified my commitment to higher knowledge, emphasizing my journey towards understanding the intricacies of science. It fueled my desire and determination to pursue neuroscience. Following high school, I will study neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati to earn a Bachelor of Science. I am considering further specialization in neuroimaging, neurosurgery, or pathology. I am interested in the anatomy and biology behind neurological conditions. In five years, I hope to have continued my education through higher learning. I want to propel original thinking and ignite new outlooks. Through my professional and personal journey, I strive to embody visionary qualities in my respective field, so that I can offer a glimpse of what the world can provide for other girls.
    A Push Forward Scholarship
    Could I have a future of influencing teenagers and their mental health? I often ask myself this when I reflect on what I want to be in my life. Often, younger generations don’t have the resources around them to ensure a positive life experience, and I want to contribute to changing that. By becoming a licensed clinical therapist, I can assist teens in overcoming life struggles. I have always had a passion for helping others. Having high levels of empathy makes me feel inclined to reach out and advocate for others. Throughout my years, I have volunteered for various organizations to achieve my dreams of helping my community. Additionally, I attended the Women’s March in Washington DC, prior to COVID-19. By supporting the people and causes around me, I can continue to make an impact, which can help me in my career. I find many opportunities to pursue my purpose in the present moment. I am currently a sophomore in high school maintaining a 4.0 GPA, while being a student athlete on my junior varsity volleyball team. I enjoy working with my classmates in the classroom and cheering on my teammates on the court. Whether it involves school or extra curricular activities, I implement my purpose of impacting others. My visions for the future are nothing but limited. I plan to go to a four-year college and major in psychology. Following my school years, I hope to move away from my suburban hometown to somewhere more urban. This will create more opportunities for me to connect with people on a larger scale. If I could describe my dream life in one word, it would be influential. I will not let go of my dreams. My ambition, as well as this scholarship, can assist me in paving the way for a successful career, lifestyle, and future.
    A Push Forward Scholarship
    Could I have a future of influencing teenagers and their mental health? I often ask myself this when I reflect on what I want to be in my life. Often, younger generations don’t have the resources around them to ensure a positive life experience, and I want to contribute to changing that. By becoming a licensed clinical therapist, I can assist teens in overcoming life struggles. I have always had a passion for helping others. Having high levels of empathy makes me feel inclined to reach out and advocate for others. Throughout my years, I have volunteered for various organizations to achieve my dreams of helping my community. Additionally, I attended the Women’s March in Washington DC, prior to COVID-19. By supporting the people and causes around me, I can continue to make an impact, which can help me in my career. I find many opportunities to pursue my purpose in the present moment. I am currently a sophomore in high school maintaining a 4.0 GPA, while being a student athlete on my junior varsity volleyball team. I enjoy working with my classmates in the classroom and cheering on my teammates on the court. Whether it involves school or extra curricular activities, I implement my purpose of impacting others. My visions for the future are nothing but limited. I plan to go to a four-year college and major in psychology. Following my school years, I hope to move away from my suburban hometown to somewhere more urban. This will create more opportunities for me to connect with people on a larger scale. If I could describe my dream life in one word, it would be influential. I will not let go of my dreams. My ambition can assist me in paving the way for a successful career, lifestyle, and future.