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Marjorie L. and Robert R. Jenkins Scholarship

In May of 2013, the GCSW was fortunate to receive a gift from Margie and Bob Jenkins to create the Marjorie L. and Robert R. Jenkins Scholarship in the Graduate College of Social Work. Nationally recognized for her work with end-of-life issues, Margie Jenkins is an author and dynamic public speaker. She has informed and fascinated audiences across the country on this important topic. She is an experienced psychotherapist, lecturer, newspaper columnist and noted author of the book, You Only Die OncePreparing for the End of Life with Grace and Gusto, and the companion workbook, My Personal Planner. When asked why she made the gift, Margie replied,

"UH GCSW helped me reach some special goals. First, having a successful private practice for over 30 years, providing guidance to clients dealing with life's challenges, (and at age 90, I am still seeing clients and I love what I do). I may be the oldest working Social Worker! Second, the GCSW supported me in writing my 2 books to help people with end of life planning: "You Only Die Once, Preparing for the End of Life with Grace and Gusto" and the workbook, "My Personal Planner". I could not have achieved either of these goals without receiving my MSW at UH GCSW in 1976 at age 53. We want to support UH as they prepare other students to be successful ambassadors in our society as they encourage people to live bodaciously and finish well."