Citizen Laureate Scholarship
When junior Umaru Barrie first visited the University at Albany, “I saw a lot of different opportunities.” One of those opportunities coincided with his academic plans: to study human biology and chemistry in preparation for a career as a physician, possibly in the field of neurosurgery.
Barrie, 21, emigrated from Guinea to New York City with his family nine years ago. After completing medical school, he hopes to work at a hospital, then possibly return to his native land.
The recipient of the Citizen Laureate Scholarship says the award is “a chance to advance myself toward my goals.” It’s also a way of recognizing Barrie’s academic accomplishments “and helping my family as it helps me.”