My name is Patricia Love and I’m currently a senior at the University of Michigan-Flint. Currently, I work for Consumer Services mental health clinic part-time as a Peer Support Specialist I facilitate Dialectal Behavior Therapy, conduct (DBT) orientations, provide peer support to people with mental illness and substance use disorders, and facilitate Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) to helped clients achieve resiliency, productivity, independence, and provided community resources to clients. I volunteer for Forgotten Man Ministries located in Flint serving Genesee County local jails and state prisons. I’m a member of Holy Ghost Church Ministry Flint involved in the clothing ministry and outreach ministries. I’ve traveled to local homeless shelters, hospitals, AFC homes, rehabilitation facilities and nursing homes reaching out to others. I’m a member of Habitual Offenders Inc.501c3 nonprofit located in Flint, Program Director assisting ex-cons transition back into society. Lastly, I’m on the board of Michigan New Direction non-profit organization 501c3 as Vice-president my goal is helping the homeless the poor, needy and disenfranchised create a life worth living.
I was able to obtain my first degree and finish college earning my associate’s degree in Applied Science in Social Work, later becoming accepted by the University of Michigan-Flint. I was awarded the Mott/UM-Flint the Transition Scholarship in 2013. I have been so blessed to receive several scholarships from UM-Flint. These scholarships include the Donna Bader Social Work scholarship, Lucille Bigelow Social Work scholarship, Dr. Douglas L. Wright Scholarship, Edgar B. Holt Scholarship, three private scholarships including several University Grants over the years. Thanks to the support of the scholarships I have received made possible by generous donors, I have been able to cut down on my student loan debt and work towards obtaining my next degree.
I would like to thank all the donors once again for helping me. I will graduate in April of 2018 and these scholarships along with other financial assistance has made all of this possible. I would like to thank my support team at UM-Flint for being there for me, staff, faculty, CAPS, and fellow students for their support thus far. I always suggest and encourage other college students that I know to apply for scholarships because they are a big help.
I would like to thank all the donors once again for helping me. I will graduate in April of 2018 and these scholarships along with other financial assistance has made all of this possible.