Dear Members of the Transportation Association of Northern Nevada,
Three years ago this fall I started my first year at the University of Nevada, Reno committed to earning a degree in Environmental Engineering with a Military Science minor. To enrich my military education, I contracted for four years in the University's ROTC program. Throughout my first summer, I learned how to work with my squad members during Basic ROTC training.
These past three years have been very challenging, but I expect the knowledge I gained has prepared me for the rest of my life. During the academic year, my time was solely devoted to my studies. In the summer, I participate in research programs that are searching for methods of decontaminating biological warfare agents. This summer, before I entered my senior year, I attended Advanced Camp where I was able to put into practice the leadership principles and theories learned in the classroom. I also found time to work on my leadership skills training freshmen during their Basic Training exercises.
I am on schedule to graduate from Nevada with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Military Science. I look forward to serving my country and I expect to be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. After graduation, I will attend the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course in Arizona. I plan to take advantage of my time in the military to put to practical use the education gained at Nevada and from the Army ROTC.
As anyone attending college knows, the cost of fees, books and materials, and living expenses are daunting. The annual scholarship I received from the Transportation Association was essential in helping me achieve my goals.
Thank you again for your generosity.
Majoring in Environmental Engineering
2021-22 recipient of the Transportation Association of Northern Nevada Annual Scholarship