"This scholarship would mean everything to me, as I am now financing my own education and looking to make the world better through hard work and perseverance."
- Andrew R.
Iam a hard-working college student who has had a rough path to start, but who has completed high-level coursework and managed to learn many valuable lessons along the way. I recently had a falling-out with my parents because of their addiction to alcohol, and have had a very hard time trying to make my own way with what footing I have in the world.
I have spent two valuable years in college and two incredibly valuable summers interning for a geotechnical company, learning many lessons about my field along the way. The scholarship would mean everything to me, as I am now financing my own education and looking to make the world better through hard work and perseverance.
"I have spent two incredibly valuable summers interning for a geotechnical company, learning many lessons about my field along the way."
- Andrew R.
Attending college will give me the information and life skills I need to achieve my goals. I will work harder than ever to complete my degree and find a way to make America's roadways more efficient and safer. This is a meaningful topic to me, because in the summer of 2017 my younger sister and only sibling was in a rollover accident on a two-lane highway. A roadway built with a retaining fence or a roadway that was properly made could have saved her a lot of pain, and I am interested in working to find a way to make every roadway in America as safe and efficient as possible.
Learning under the civil engineering staff at the University of Wyoming has proven incredibly meaningful, as several professors with experience far and wide have won awards and published accredited pieces all around America. I would like to continue to receive education from the engineers I so fondly admire to work towards my future goals. Although vehicle safety has come a very long way in the past century, I believe little has been done to make roadways as safe and efficient as possible, save for major divided highways. This fuels my pursuit of my goals, and I would like to say at the end of my career that my work has prevented accidents that could have hurt people the way my sister's not only hurt her, but all of my family.
- Andrew R.