1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
In my short time at Maryland, I have enjoyed having an active leadership role within my Engineering Over Sand Vehicle project in ENES100 where I am in charge of our transmission and structural calculations. I am also honored to have taken part in the first Diner Appreciation Week held by students. This event was planned months in advance in order to raise awareness about how hard the diner staff members in all positions over campus work to keep UMD students happy and healthy.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship has enabled me to have a continued education and find what really makes me happy in life. Without the generous donations of scholars, millions of students would be without the opportunity to pursue their dreams and discover more about themselves and the world around them, myself included.
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?
The University of Maryland symbolizes dedication and perseverance in the growing fields of engineering and applied sciences combined with a deep love for the arts. What I have discovered since I arrived here is that it is also full of artistic and passionate professors and students working hard to increase student interest in their own fields. The beautiful campus, incredible sports teams, and proximity to home are bonuses.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I hope to work for happiness rather than money, and in doing so, I want to increase the happiness and opportunities of those around me. Human connections and relationships foster a better world, and engineering has the resources and knowledge to make our world into something everyone can benefit from and be a part of.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a Freshman Electrical Engineering major, currently without a minor, expected to graduate in Spring of 2019.
What is your Hometown?
I have lived in Westminster MD, my whole life, which can be found in Carroll County.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite extracurricular group on campus is the Classics Club because it gives me a chance to experience knowledge and culture outside of my engineering field while relieving stress, and all of the members are fun-loving, enjoyable people.