3 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
I am honored and grateful to have been selected as a recipient for the James R. Beers Scholarship. This scholarship has reduced the financial burden for me and for my family, which has allowed me to focus on continuing to excel in the classroom and to become actively involved in a number of areas on campus.
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?
Attending UMD was one of the best choices I have ever made. I chose UMD for a number of reasons, which include the following: my acceptance into the Honors College program of my choice, which has allowed me to conduct interdisciplinary team research and expand my perspectives and enhance my academic experience; the excellent business school; the proximity to Washington DC and all the opportunities the DC area has to offer; and my dad, a UMD alumnus, who all along encouraged me to consider his alma mater.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
After graduation, I plan to enter a career in public accounting, likely working in audit. Every field needs individuals who are enthusiatic about and dedicated to their work. I believe every field needs something more, however; every field needs to have individuals who have the values of honesty, integrity, and hard work and who are willing to stand up for what is right, despite pressure to do otherwise. Thus far in my college experience, I can attest that the University of Maryland instills these values in its students. I hope to bring these values to the workplace and to all other areas of my life, from my interactions with my family and friends to my broader role in society.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
Sophomore, Class of 2017
What is your Hometown?