Maryum Raheem ’16, currently a graduate student at Seton Hall University’s counseling psychology program, is the recipient of a national grant to support her studies as she works toward serving the mental health needs of teens, young adults and their families.
Sponsored by the American Psychology Association’s Minority Fellowship Program, the Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) fellowship offers Raheem financial support as well as an opportunity for specialized training at the Psychology Summer Institute and other benefits.
Raheem, who is pursuing both an M.A. in School Counseling and an Ed.S. in Professional Counseling, says she has plans to become a high school counselor and hopes to launch a counseling practice.
A psychology major at HWS, Raheem was captain of the Hip~NotiQs Step and Dance Team, participated in the Koshare Dance Collective and volunteered at youth-oriented events and programs in Geneva. She spoke to ninth-grade students from Geneva City School District when they visited campus and volunteered at the district’s Festival of Nations celebration.