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CURE Mentee of MSTP Student Accepted to College


February 2022

Ayishat Yussuf, high school senior and mentee of MS3 student Katherine Coburn, is getting college acceptance letters. Ayishat is a member of the first cohort of CURE scholars at University of Maryland, Baltimore. “It feels really great to be receiving all these acceptances. I honestly don’t know where I plan on attending yet because I have so many options to choose from,” says Yussuf.

Yussuf has received 16 acceptance letters from colleges including North Carolina A&T State University and Spelman College, which are on her list of top choices, and Bowie State University, where she was offered a full-ride scholarship to attend.

Coburn has been a mentor to Yussuf since the program started in 2015. “I hope that my mentorship has helped instill confidence within her that she is capable of whatever she sets her mind to,” Coburn says. “The next chapter of her academic career will be challenging, but she has the tools, hard work, and intellect to rise to the occasion. I’m very excited for her!”