ALEXA WEIGHT RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 FBI NEIA LARRY MONROE SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to Alexa Weight, daughter of Chris Burbank, for her selection as the 2016 recipient of the FBI National Executive Institute Associates’ annual Larry Monroe Scholarship. Chris Burbank, a graduate of the 30th NEI session, is Retired Chief Salt Lake City Police Department and Director Law Enforcement Engagement, Center for Policing Equity, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Alexa received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Utah and has been accepted into the University of Utah, School of Medicine. Attending medical school has always been a dream of Alexa, finding it fascinating to start from the observation of symptoms and following the pathway from diagnosis to treatment, culminating in a resolution of symptoms for a patient.
Alexa has participated in various community service opportunities during her entire college career including volunteer work at Primary Children’s Medical Center, the Salt Lake City Veterans Home, Hospice for Utah, Special Olympics and the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Utah.
While many of these volunteer hours occurred during the evenings and on weekends, Alexa continued to achieve academic excellence in her undergraduate studies.
Alexa plans to continue serving the community as she pursues her medical education. She is interested in volunteering at medical clinics around the Salt Lake Valley that offer medical care to lower-income and homeless individuals. According to Alexa, service is of the utmost importance in the success of a community and service has truly shown her the value of others and how crucial it is to help those in need.
The Scholarship Committee unanimously selected Alexa Weight as the recipient of the 2016 Larry Monroe Scholarship in the amount of $5000 for her academic achievements and her service to the community.