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S-STEM Success Stories

Spring 2014

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 conference.

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 of Memphis.

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 conference.

Fall 2012

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 me.

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

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