The Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults (JAVA) is pleased to announce that Matthew Bassett will be the first recipient of the JAVA Scholarship. Bassett is pursuing his undergraduate degree in sociology at Boise State University with plans to continue his studies in nursing.
As a high school drop-out and the first in his family to go to college, he is extremely proud of his academic pursuits. In addition to school, Bassett is passionate about helping people. Through his work as a certified nursing assistant, he has twice been nominated for HAPPEN Caregiver of the Year award by his co-workers. Bassett is also actively engaged as a volunteer in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and as a youth leader in his church.
“The members of JAVA salute Matthew,” states Sarah Toevs, director of the Center for the Study of Aging. “His commitment to excellence and service are the keys to achieving the vision of an Idaho where every adult is visible and valued.”
The Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults is housed in the Center for the Study of Aging in the College of Health Sciences.