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Resilient Student Award


Maria Sanchez
B.A., Psychology

Maria Sanchez is a McNair Scholar in the College of the Liberal Arts, and will graduate this May with a bachelor of science degree in psychology, and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. During her time at Penn State, Maria has conducted multiple research projects in the Psychology Department, has published with the Penn State McNair Journal, and presented her work at the McNair Scholars Research Conference. She is a member of the Multicultural Resource Center’s Leadership Council and the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. Maria has received a full scholarship to Texas Tech University, and will pursue a Ph.D. in psychology and counseling. Other notable honors and awards include the Weiss Breakthrough Scholarship, the Chaiken Trustee Scholarship, and the Shultz Enrichment Scholarship.