Harris Chen, a recent graduate of Collierville High School and incoming freshman at Columbia University, is a motivated student with a passion for computer science and physics. Graduating at the top of his class, Harris has established a strong foundation in these fields, while simultaneously displaying aptitude as a pianist, swimmer, and enthusiastic volunteer. During the COVID pandemic, Harris took the initiative to establish the AYLUS Greater Memphis chapter, an endeavor that has successfully fostered inclusivity by forging collaborations with local organizations. Under his leadership, the organization orchestrated over 150 philanthropic and volunteer activities, fundraising more than $7,500 and garnering widespread media coverage and mayoral recognition.
Furthermore, Harris has already made many strides in his academic pursuits, having held roles as the captain of his school's Science Olympiad and Science
Ethan Brumberger graduated summa cum laude from The Woodlands High School in May 2022 and will be in the Engineering Honors Program at Texas A&M University this Fall, where he plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. During high school, Ethan lettered in several academic honor societies and was a builder for his school’s robotics team, which won the 2022 Texas State FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Championship. He also received the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. Outside of his academic pursuits, Ethan was an active Boy Scout who held several leadership positions and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Through both the Boy Scouts and his school activities, Ethan had the opportunity to participate in many community service events and plans to continue serving his community in college. Upon earning his engineering degree, Ethan hopes to use his skills to benefit society, perhaps by designing autonomous systems for surgical robots, self-driving vehicles, or space exploration.
I am beginning my senior year at The University of Arizona majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minoring in Physiology. I have always been passionate about and have excelled at math and science. My senior year of high school is when I found out exactly what I wanted to do with that knowledge. In November of 2011, my father was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, and passed away from it in March of 2014. I decided to take this event and turn it into something positive. From that point forward, I became very passionate about a career in cancer research. I wanted to help other people going though the same situation because I knew firsthand how one person having cancer can affect hundreds of people. I worked in a biotechnology lab my first two years of college, where I learned basic laboratory techniques. For the past year and a half I have been working at the Arizona Cancer Center researching how epigenetic changes to our cells can cause cancer. I am able to take the skills and lessons
Cindy Zheng graduated from Baton Rouge Magnet High School as a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar, National Merit Scholar, and National AP Scholar. Throughout her high school career, she devoted herself to her diverse set of interests. Cindy served as President of the BRMHS Beta Club, coordinating volunteering opportunities, and placed 1st in Math at the 2019 National Convention. As an Executive Board member for the BRMHS Mu Alpha Theta, She worked to bring her love for mathematics to fellow students. Cindy also served leading positions in her school’s Science Bowl, STEM Club, and Chinese Club. Her foray into athletics led to her becoming varsity golf captain and developing a love for the sport. In her free time, Cindy studies Classical Chinese dance, having performed at various cultural events in Louisiana. Cindy plans to attend Brown University to major in Applied Math. She is excited to see what the future holds for the integration of healthcare and mathematics.
Corban Walsh is the Billerica Memorial High School 2019 Salutatorian and will be starting in the fall at the University of Alabama Honors Program as a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering as well as in the STEM to MBA program. Throughout his high school career Corban has worked in the exhibit halls at the Museum of Science in Boston to engage museum visitors in engineering projects. Corban is also an Eagle Scout and one of only 1100 Scouts to ever earn the prestigious Hornaday Award. He is active athlete in both swimming and track and field, having just competed at the 2019 Junior Olympic National Trials in shot put. Corban is also involved with a variety of service activities such as United Sound, where he has worked to teach special needs students how to play musical instruments. It has always been Corban’s dream to design the next great space ships on our quest to explore the galaxy.
The deadline for our annual Supporting STEM Scholarship is around the corner, so we thought we would highlight this amazing opportunity!
Our Supporting STEM Scholarship is geared towards current and incoming undergraduate college students who are committed to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study. We believe that these areas of study are essential to developing the latest technologies that will secure our future and ensure the long-term success of America’s economy.
The scholarship is a singular award of $1,000.00 to be split evenly between the fall and spring semester. The money is sent to the winning recipient’s financial aid office to be used for any school-related costs. We are looking for a well-rounded applicant who’s major, or intended major, is in any of the STEM fields listed above. We look for someone who is not only academically gifted, but is passionate about