2016-10-06 / Schools

Student granted $10,000 scholarship

FUTURE DOCTOR— Christine Aboseif receives her medical white coat at a recent ceremony at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The coats signify that the students have become physicians-in-training. FUTURE DOCTOR— Christine Aboseif receives her medical white coat at a recent ceremony at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The coats signify that the students have become physicians-in-training. Calabasas High School graduate Christine Aboseif was awarded a $10,000 Community Outreach Award scholarship toward her first semester’s tuition at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

This scholarship recognizes students who have shown exceptional dedication to their communities, hospitals or charities.

The award is renewable for two additional semesters for a $30,000 maximum.

Aboseif graduated from CHS in 2012, where she played varsity basketball. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2016.

She served as chapter director of the UC Haiti Initiative, a movement that leverages all 10 UC campuses to help support the rebuilding of Haiti following the earthquake of January 2010.

Aboseif initiated a research project in Egypt to study female health discrepancies, has worked with a nonprofit to help handicapped orphans in upper Egypt, and has completed a Medical Brigade program in Ecuador.

“My community service involvement has shaped the kind of doctor I hope to become: one that sees the human body past physiology, who tries to bridge gaps through education, and looks to identify the root of the problem instead of accepting inadequacies,” Aboseif said. “Everyone deserves someone to care about them, a community to flourish in, and someone to go out of their way for them.”

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