Nicole Sassounian,

Degree: B.S. in Psychobiology

How did the Stamps Scholarship help shape your undergraduate experience?
The Stamps Scholarship helped me achieve all of the goals I had set out for upon starting college. Without the Stamps foundation’s support, I would not have been able to study Physics abroad, travel around Europe, earn my EMT license, or volunteer in Nicaragua on a medical, dental, public health, and water hybrid-brigade. Moreover, I got an amazing education and a wonderful experience at UCLA with all of the opportunities that it presented both in and out of the classroom.

Tell us a piece of wisdom you’ve learned over the past four years.
You need to be selfish in order to be selfless, and you create your own happiness.

Who has had the greatest impact on you throughout your college career and how so?
My best friend – she is living proof that if you want something badly enough, you can work to get it…she’s inspires me more than she knows.

What’s your favorite Stamps Scholar memory?
My favorite Stamps Scholar memory by far was bonding with the group at the National Conventions.

What comes next?
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for medical school in the near future.

Please share your favorite inspirational quote.
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – Shakespeare