Anthony Sanogo Arbour Foundation Recipient

Recent undergraduate Anthony Sanogo pursued a master’s degree in computer science at Bishop’s University because of the broad possibilities of creation and the constant learning that the field entails. As an undergraduate student, Anthony Sanogo excelled both on the court as a varsity basketball player and in the classroom. He completed his master’s and is now working in the computer science industry. 

Anthony chose Bishops because it is a small school, allowing him to get more one-on-one interactions with professors.  

“They are more accessible and have more time to dedicate to you. I had such a great experience doing my undergrad, it was an easy decision to do my master’s at BU. The professors are great and show that they care for your success.” 

Anthony Sanogo

Anthony chose to major in computer science because he has always been fascinated with technology and its applications. He felt it was a great field to be able to leave an impact in the greater world. Computer science offers the possibility to create, in no small part because it is a field requiring constant learning and innovation – goals that align with the liberal model of education demonstrated at Bishop’s. Winning this scholarship has been a proud accomplishment for Anthony, the first in his family to pursue education beyond high school.  

“I feel like I’m paving the way for the next generation in my family.”  

Anthony Sanogo

After finding out about the scholarship through an email sent to the student body, Anthony was encouraged to apply by Rod Gilpin, Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Bishop’s. He and Dr. Layachi Bentabet, Chair of the Computer Science Department, each wrote a letter of recommendation for Anthony’s scholarship application. 

Moreover, this scholarship helped him take fewer student loans, enabling him to dedicate more of himself to his computer science degree and varsity basketball without the stress of finding a means of financial support during the semesters. The Arbour Foundation Scholarship paid for better meals, a vital part of the performance of a student-athlete. With a tight budget, it’s harder to get three healthy meals every day and have some proper snacks in between, which can interfere with academic goals and ambitions. 

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