Arth Pande
Arth Pande

Arth Pande reaches his goals with help from a Senior Eagle Scholarship

The son of two teachers in India, Arth Pande has had a passion for flight since childhood, but affording a college education in the United States has been tough.

“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.
Arth Pande

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.

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