2020 – Marwa Houalla

Mara will attend the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts this fall, hoping to eventually major in Economics. She spent much of her childhood in Lebanon, learning English as a second language and then tutoring other students in her high school’s ESOL program. She is an excellent addition to the Leaders and Best.

In Marwa’s words, “I am incredibly fortunate to take this opportunity provided by the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Greater Washington, D.C. With this scholarship, I will finally be able to satisfy my academic and intellectual drive at UMich! I cannot wait to further delve into wealth inequality, participate in research, and surround myself with other economics enthusiasts. I am certain that UMich will provide me all the needed resources and opportunities to become an economist, lawyer and ultimately lawmaker.

“Academics aside, if the cold weather proves to be docile, I’ll be sure to drench myself in maize and blue paint at the Big House! At UMich, I will learn as much from my peers as I will from my professors. And I look forward to being a community of students from all across the United States and 92 nations. Go Blue!!”