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Tawakalitu A.

Grit Guide and Visual and Performing Arts Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Class of 2023

Hometown: Manchester, MD

Major: Graphic Design

Concentration: Visual Arts


My advice to prospective students...

Keep a digital schedule. You can have it in addition to a physical calendar, but I find a digital schedule is more flexible. If you're in class and your professor changes assignments, you can easily swap things around and plan for your week ahead.

I chose UMBC because...

The fantastic scholars' programs! The Linehan Artist Scholarship, for example, is one amongst a diverse range of scholarships UMBC has to offer. The Linehan Artist Scholars program is a four-year scholarship and mentorship program for visual, musical, and performing artists (dance & theatre).

What makes UMBC home?

The people. The students of UMBC are a tight-knit group of very focus-minded individuals. You can really be yourself at UMBC because there's a place for everyone.

Favorite Local Shop or Restaurant

The Grilled Cheese and Co. of Catonsville puts a twist on a classic dish.

I'm passionate about...

rollerskating Crocheting Digital Art

I'm involved with...

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