“I have held seven different jobs during the six semesters I have spent in college,” said the aerospace engineering major. “However, I never let these issues get in my way and worked hard to win two scholarships in my third year of college, along with landing the RA position that covered my living expenses.”
But as Pande neared his May 2015 graduation date, his finances became even tighter. Needing to focus more on academics his senior year, he resigned his RA position and lost his free housing benefit.
I have held seven different jobs during the six semesters I have spent in college.
That is why Pande was relieved to find out he was one of two recipients of the Senior Eagle Scholarship for seniors graduating in May 2015. Each semester, the Senior Eagle Scholarship Fund, created by students to help their peers in need, provides at least one graduating senior with a minimum $500 scholarship. Five scholarships have been awarded so far.
“If I hadn’t received the scholarship, I would have worked more hours to cover up for the loss,” says Pande, who is on track to graduate in just three and a half years. “It eases some of the pressure that is on me at this point, as I get ready to graduate and am heavily searching for jobs.”
Each semester, the Senior Eagle Scholarship Fund, created by students to help their peers in need, provides at least one graduating senior with a minimum $500 scholarship. Six scholarships have been awarded so far.
ABOUT EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest, oldest and most comprehensive institution specializing in aviation, aerospace, engineering and related degree programs. A fully accredited university, Embry-Riddle is also a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. A nonprofit, independent institution, Embry-Riddle offers more than 100 associate, baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. The university educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through its Worldwide Campus with more than 135 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, and through online programs. For more information, visit erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.