OURS National Scholarships

Anika Kumar : Strauss Scholarship

Anika Kumar, from San Jose, CA, is a senior studying Molecular and Cell Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry Public Health. Anika created a nonprofit organization that aimed to bridge the gap between young citizens and senior citizens. The ‘Forget Me Not’ organization is designed to reduce instances and feelings of social isolation, loneliness, and depression among older adults. Forget Me Not partners teenage high school volunteers with isolated older adults in their communities in weekly social companionship phone calls.