A Peek at the Incoming Class
Hometown: Monravia, CA
Michael is a 2003 graduate of Stanford University. A Philosophy major, Michael earned excellent grades in a rigorous
curriculum that included completion of Ethics in Society, a selective, interdisciplinary honors program. He also served
as a resident assistant and was active in various extracurricular activities. In the midst of his demanding coursework
and campus activities, at the age of 19, Michael also started a camp, Camp Kesem, for kids who have a parent with
Holly is a 2003 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Holly’s superior academic record immediately stands out:
she graduated summa cum laude. But what really set Holly apart was her interest in cloning technology and in-depth
study of bioethics as an undergraduate student. The University of Pennsylvania’s renowned Bioethics Center and Penn
Law’s strong health sciences curriculum seemed to be a perfect fit for this academically gifted student, who will be
among the first Levy Scholars.
Fort Washington, MD
Arian is a 2003 graduate of University of Maryland, but she is hardly the typical 22-year-old college graduate. Arian, a single mother, had just completed fall semester of her sophomore year of college when her 18-month-old daughter, Maya, was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. Arian worked full-time while also caring for Maya and taking part-time evening courses. When Maya’s health improved, Arian returned to the University of Maryland as a full-time student, earning straight As in her last four semesters while
volunteering her time as a tutor and SAT prep course coordinator.