October 4, 2016
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry student Jessica Williams, D-3, was named a recipient of a University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship.
The fellowship recognizes underrepresented students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and have shown a commitment to civil rights and social justice through community service. It provides a scholarship of $5,000.
“I applied for the scholarship, and I was so grateful when I heard the news that I received this meaningful award,” Williams said. “I am deeply honored to have been selected to receive this scholarship because it is a true embodiment of my personal philosophies regarding service and justice. To be recognized under Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his influential spirit is an honor in itself.”
Williams also is a Schweitzer Fellow. Her Schweitzer public service project is to improve oral health literacy among low-income older adults at community centers and nursing homes.
Pictured: Jessica Williams.