Fuld fellow gains nursing skills, not debt



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Emory Nursing Magazine


Anjalie Graham

by Patti Ghezzi

Anjalie Graham knew she wanted to help people around the world, she just didn’t know how. While teaching in Tanzania, she visited a malaria ward for babies. Inspiration struck. She would become a nurse, a career that would enable her to help anyone, anywhere.

A family friend recommended Emory, but the Montana native didn’t think she could afford a private school so far from home.

Then she found the Fuld Fellowship. Funded by the Helene Fuld Health Trust, the fellowship is aimed at aspiring nurses with previous degrees and who have a commitment to social responsibility. The fellowship, which covers four semesters of undergraduate tuition and one year of graduate studies, was tailor-made for Graham.

At 25, she holds a self-designed undergraduate degree in peace and justice from Carroll College in Montana. Her family once spent part of a vacation near the Mexican border, where Graham later returned to volunteer at a shelter. “My parents were adamant about exposing us to different experiences,” she says.

Since starting at Emory in fall of 2007, Graham has participated in Alternative Spring Break in Jamaica and the Farm Worker Family Health Program in Moultrie, where she provided health screenings for children and adults. "It was very intense," Graham says.

She is grateful for the chance to dive into a new field of study without accumulating massive debt. Says Graham: "I wouldn’t have been able to come to Emory without the fellowship."