4 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Last semester, I began tutoring students on campus through a service called wiseguy. One particular student that met with me weekly was most valuable to my experience because I got to see him progress in his knowledge of chemistry and heard updates on his test scores. I earned no money but teaching and seeing the student succeed was its own reward and I am more comfortable asking my professors question after being in their position (somewhat).
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
Scholarships have allowed me to devote all of my time to my studies without having to spend time earning money to pay for my tuition. I am incredibly thankful that donors have invested in my education and it motivates me to succeed in my field. Recently, a scholarship has allowed me to travel to Scotland, UK for a semester.
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 apply and attend the University of Maryland because of it prestige in Engineering and because it is a state school which will leave me with less debt at the end of my college career. UMD has something for everyone with so many clubs and organizations along with a seemingly infinite amount of resources to help students succeed. My favorite aspect of life as a Terp is meeting so many unique and driven people, both students and professors.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
After my studies at the University of Maryland, I will become involved in renewable energy and medicine. I want to be influential in these fields and aim to make environmentally safe gains in health and energy. I plan to, after college, to turn around and fund students like others have so generously supported me.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering student in the University Honors college. I am a sophomore and will be graduating in May of 2018.
What is your Hometown?
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My most valued academic opportunity thus far has been my international study in Scotland. It has been an amazing experience; meeting local Scots, adjusting and becoming immersed in the Scottish culture, learning at the University of Glasgow, and hiking in the highlands of Scotland. Being so close in proximity to the recent Paris and Brussels attacks has made me thankful for my life and I do not take it for granted. I have come to understand the basics of the political systems in the United Kingdom and other European countries while I had not bothered to learn about this when in America.