Kathryn Irish Awarded Hazel and Karen Kiser Endowed Scholarship

January 18, 2021

Kathryn Irish

MSU School of Social Work PhD student, Kathryn Irish, was recently awarded the Hazel and Karen Kiser Endowed Scholarship Fund for Returning Adult Students. Karen Kiser appreciates the unique challenges adults face when they return to college to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree while maintaining a balance within their own families. It is Karen's desire to provide resources that may ease the financial burden of returning to college to make a better life for the recipient and their family. 

Upon learning of the award, Ms. Irish said, "As a parent of multiples (twins) and as a student dually enrolled in the Social Work PhD program and the Medical Neuroscience graduate certificate program (Department of Natural Science) - I am absolutely thrilled to receive this scholarship. This award provides support that will allow me to engage in more research and related activities this year. It also provides flexibility – which means I will be able to dedicate more time to making scholarly contributions and putting my ideas into action! Additionally, having this support and flexibility will allow me to engage in more school activities centered on racial and social justice. I am so grateful, and I intend to make the most of this wonderful opportunity by learning and growing as much as I can."