For engineering student, scholarships are a blessing

Grace Merritt

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Senior Sana Qureshi, a materials science engineering major from Stafford Springs, Conn., says that her scholarships have made a huge difference in her life as a student.

Not only can she now afford to live on campus, but she no longer has to work part-time to afford food, tuition, and other costs. “This is a huge blessing, especially during the pandemic,” she said.

“I value the worth of education and have had a love of learning since I was young,” she said. “I’m so grateful that I can get through higher education debt free and not have to rely on my mom.”

Qureshi plans to use her engineering degree for social good, possibly doing environmental engineering work. Over the summer, she interned at Doosan Fuel Cell America, a fuel cell manufacturer based in South Windsor, Conn.

“I would love to get involved with an organization such as Engineers without Borders,” said Qureshi, who is considering pursuing a master’s in mathematics or environmental engineering.

Sana Qureshi is the recipient of the Women Transforming Women Scholarship Fund, the Art McEvily Scholarship Fund, United Technologies Corporation Scholarships in Engineering, and the James J. Boland Sr. and Owen F. Devereux MSE Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship Fund.

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