What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
The Yurie Scholarship for Engineers I received from the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the generous donors, Mr and Mrs. Jeong H. Kim, have allowed me to succeed greatly the past semester. Over the years, I have learned that some thanks can not be expressed fully in words because they are too great; but I will try my best to express my gratitude for how much the scholarship has allowed me during the current school year. Because my parent's work hard 7 days a week to provide for my brother and I, I have always taken it as a personal responsibility to provide for myself whenever possible. I always saw college as my own responsibility, I have always believed that my knowledge, my desire to succeed, should be carried and achieved by my personal hard work. The Yurie Scholarship has allowed me to worry less about economic obstacles, and focus primarily on my academics. For the latter, I am beyond grateful.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
I chose to attend the University of Maryland because of many reasons; the most obvious reason being that the A. James Clark School of Engineering is ranked among the best in the country. Another reason I decided to attend UM, is because the campus consists of diverse people, events, and learning experiences. Everyday, I meet people from new reaches of life with completely different backgrounds than the person I am, or the person I met the day before. Additionally, I am able to attend events that are provided by the school's diverse organizations that allow me to learn and grow. The University of Maryland also has many learning experiences, consisting of events such as open seminars. I have attended a few seminars and found that many of the seminars regarding new technologies and their applications were extremely interesting to me. Because of the above mentioned reasons, I appreciate my choice of attending UM daily.