Four Undergraduates Named Centennial Scholars
Thanks to the generosity of our gold-level centennial partners, the department has recently awarded four Centennial Scholarships of $1,250 each to outstanding and deserving Texas undergraduate students. Please learn about the awardees, Rohan, Jade, Marissa and Nicholas, below.
Texas ChE Involvement: President of the National Society of Black Engineers, Peer Advisor for Texas ChE Undergraduate Advising Office, Tutor for chemistry and calculus through Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program, Director of Operations for Texas Black Women in Science and Engineering.
Scholarship Use: To cover school and tuition expenses for the school year, and to save some of the scholarship to begin student loan payments.
From Jade: “Chemical engineering at UT has not been an easy journey, but it has been a rewarding one, and I am grateful for all of the allies and friends I have made along the way. Thank you to all of the donors who have made this possible, and I encourage you to continue supporting students from all backgrounds to pursue excellence at Texas ChE.”
Texas ChE Involvement: Undergraduate Reseacher for Dr. Lydia Contreras, Student Worker for the Texas ChE Administrative Office and the Undergraduate Office, Vice President of Student Engineers Educating Kids, and Social Chair for OXE.
Scholarship Use: To help pay the cost of college tuition and housing.
From Nicholas: “This scholarship, without a doubt, is invaluable to me. Paying for college is no easy feat and I have previously worked in order to supplement the cost of this experience. While I will not be quitting work, this will allow me to focus more on my chemical engineering studies, rather than the means of how to provide for myself. A personal thank you to each donor because the massive difference this scholarship makes in my life is thanks to you.”