Release Date: 
Friday, July 24, 2020

S.W.A.G. scholarship winner will study physical therapy at HFC

A graduate of University Prep Arts and Design High School in Detroit, Anthony M. Walton will attend HFC this fall on a S.W.A.G. scholarship.
A graduate of University Prep Arts and Design High School in Detroit, Anthony M. Walton will attend HFC this fall on a S.W.A.G. scholarship.

Anthony M. Walton, a 2020 alumnus of University Prep Arts and Design (UPAD) High School in Detroit, plans to study physical therapy in the Physical Therapy Assistant program this fall at HFC.

“I chose physical therapy so I can have a job where I can support a family in the future and help people regain their mobility,” said Walton, of Highland Park.

S.W.A.G. scholarship

Walton will attend HFC on a $2,500 Students Wired for Achievement and Greatness (S.W.A.G.) scholarship. For the fifth consecutive year, the Michigan Chronicle and TCF Bank have sponsored this scholarship, awarding $95,000 in scholarship money to deserving students attending the Detroit Public Schools.

“TCF and the Michigan Chronicle saw something special in me and the impact that I was making in my community,” said Walton. “I try to put my all into everything I do professionally, spiritually, and personally.”

Extracurricular activities

At URAD, Walton ran track and cross-country, and participated in the Spanish Club. Since he was 11 years old, he has served as a deacon at The Historic Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit. In 2018, he became secretary of the Deacon Board at his church.

“I see myself as a person who loves to help people and be kind to people,” he said. “My mom always tells me to treat people how you want to be treated. When I was 11, I was asked to become a deacon and have been gladly accepted by the deacons.”

HFC a good fit

Although he was accepted at other colleges and universities, Walton chose HFC because he felt it was a better fit for him.

“I wanted to attend HFC because I was very impressed by its various health programs, the diversity, the kindness of its faculty and staff, and the education it offers,” said Walton. “I feel that HFC is a great college to get a head start on my future career goals. I am proud to be attending this prestigious school in the fall.”


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