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