2 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
During my time at Maryland, I am involved in The Voice, which is an organization that strives to encourage personal growth and transformation in youth by providing a safe bridge between the detained youth and the larger community who is supporting their progress toward a more productive life. The Voice connects incarcerated youth at the New Beginnings Development Center with students at the University of Maryland. We correspond through a pen pal program, and we share our thoughts by exchanging poetry. I believe that all the efforts I made can help those in the juvenile justice system learn more about career possibilities and college success. Indeed, I actually bring the information from the college life to those in the juvenile justice system and the larger community, and it can be viewed as a success by the feedbacks.
Furthermore, I also participate in the Language Partner program as an international speaking partner in School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. I help students majoring in Chinese practice Chinese by meeting with them once a week.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
To me, this scholarship is an honor and encouragment, as well as a great opportunity to explore more. I feel honored and proud that I am eligible to receive my scholarship. The scholarship is a recognization of my academic achievements, and it always reminds me to go further and further.
My scholarship has enabled me to enlarge my vision and pursue my career. I am able to learn more by taking more classes and making more friends.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I will help build a more harmonious world with my experience in society and what I have learned in class.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
My major is Agricultural and Resource Econimics, and my minor is statistics. I plan to gradutae in 2017.
What is your Hometown?
My hometown is Beijing, China.