1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
I really appreciate the generosity. This scholarship has meant so much to me because it has enabled me to focus on my studies as much as possible. In focusing on my studies, I have learned so much my classes and been able to keep my GPA high. Overall, I have been able to be successful in school and at GE Oil & Gas, where I will be working after school.
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 was originally interested in the University of Maryland because my grandfather and grandmother attended the school. My grandfather played football on a full ride here in the early 50s! When I visited the school, I loved the on-campus feel and proximity to Washington D.C. The engineering school is great academically, and offers many professional oppurtunities to its students. I am happy to say I made the right choice!
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I plan to make a positive difference in the world by eventually starting my own company that has inherent social impact. I want my company to be built on principles that both improve the community (or environment) and make profits. With some of these profits, I hope to give back to UMD in the form of scholarships, just like the one I have received.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a senior, graduating this May (2015).
What is your Hometown?
I grew up in Longmeadow, MA.