Engineering - Electrical Specialty - Energy
"The opportunity to gain exciting skills and knowledge that may someday have direct application in a meaningful career makes me eager to attend class in the coming semesters. Being afforded the opportunity to attend Mines on a scholarship is an incredible gift, and perks such as being able to pursue outside interests without worrying about finances round out the scholarship's value. However, the fact that this scholarship includes such close interaction with you is probably my favorite thing about it; I love being able to learn from your vision, experience, and passion for service, and grow from your professional advice. I have come to learn that your generous financial gift, which gives me a cherished freedom from the stress of money, is nevertheless a mere pointer, indicating to all of us scholars your more central values. It is a vessel for you to convey to us the importance of seeking ways to make the world a better place, specifically by serving people. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn in person about your thoughts on paying it forward, and for being given the means to pursue an education hand-in-hand."