Congratulations to Christian Greenhill who is pursuing a PhD in Materials Science
and Engineering at the University of Michigan. She received first place in the Science
Research competition at the annual Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Congratulations to Krystal Kirby who will be pursuing a PhD in Medical Physics at
the Louisiana State University.
Congratulations to Charissa Shiver who will be pursuing a PhD in Bio-Engineering at
the University of Maryland.
Congratulations to Ryan Wilson who will be pursuing a Masters in Physics at the University
Congratulations to both Melissa Difillippo and Darius Hankins who were nominated
to the prestigious Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. Darius Hankins
also received the Engineering Technology Student of the Year award and Melissa Difillippo
received ascholarship from the Society of American Military Engineers.
Congratulations to Gabriel Okpah for getting first place in the Engineering Research
competition at the annual Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
My plan for the semester was to take up a 2nd job by resuming my previous part-time
position at a local retail store, but now I can shift my priorities and put school
before work. If this semester plays out well enough, I plan to stop working altogether
next semester so I can finally dedicate all of my time to my studies.
Zachary Tate - Junior - Electrical Engineering
For me, this scholarship saved me from possibly having to take out loans and working
many hours near the end of my college career ... I would have had to come up with
over $10,000 just for tuition to finish my college career.
Bradley Bomar - Senior - Biomedical Engineering (and Mathematics)
I was forced to incur thousands of dollars in federal loans and work two part-time
jobs in order to fund school, to which no doubt many students can relate. Receiving
this S-STEM scholarship now allows me to freely pursue my studies in physics and math
without concern over paying rent or having electricity, which, let's face it, is pretty
important when you're trying to study. A large financial burden has been lifted for
Charissa Shiver - Senior - Physics
The scholarship has helped me a lot as I have reduced working two jobs to just one
and also now have more time to focus on my studies and research. It has also ensured
that further loans will not need to be taken out to finance my education.
Gabriel Okpah - Senior - Biomedical Engineering