EGL & Tauber Institute Scholarships

Bonder EGL Scholarship Recipients

2023-2024 Bonder EGL Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that current EGL graduate students Santiago Currea and Christian George are the recipients of the Bonder EGL Scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Originally from Macomb, Michigan, Christian George came to the University of Michigan in Fall 2019 to study Computer Science. He was admitted to EGL in Fall 2020. Christian is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Computer Science & Engineering.

Christian participated in many EGL activities. As Leadership Chair, Christian oversaw the Topics in Leadership seminars and coordinated the annual Day of Leadership. Christian now serves as the Developmental Vice President, where he oversees leadership development, annual events such as Global Bonanza and the Chicago Trip, and supports and encourages DEI initiatives. 

Outside of EGL, Christian has been committed to contributing and rounding out his education in diverse ways. He has served as a study group facilitator for Physics 240, acted as an Engineering Orientation Peer Advisor, held a position of Engineering 110 Departmental Ambassador, and undertaken various other roles. Additionally, he has actively pursued opportunities for personal growth, such as participating in WolvSec, a computer secuirty club and team, and competed in a variety of IM Sports like kickball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and tennis. He’s also been involved in Building a Better Michigan, and nurtured his spiritual growth through participation in the Orthodox Christian Fellowship.

Christian is extremely appreciative of this scholarship to help alleviate the financial burden associated with a full semester of tuition. “With this financial support, I will be able to dedicate my full attention and effort to my studies during my final semester. Given the nature of my 4.5-year BSE/MSE plan, this funding will enable me not only to successfully complete my courses but also to engage deeply in the learning process, ensuring a more enriching educational experience.” Congratulations, Christian!

Hailing from Troy, Michigan, Won Young Kang came to the University of Michigan in Fall 2019 to study Mechanical Engineering. He was admitted to EGL in Winter 2021. Christian is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering.

Won Young served as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Chair for EGL in 2022. His role was to improve the membership experience and foster a diverse EGL community. He helped launch the annual EGL Women’s Seminar where female EGL alumni share their experiences and advice to current EGL members around the topics of women in engineering. Won Young also participated in the Volunteer Abroad trip to Siglufjordur, Iceland where he worked on reforestation efforts. 

Won Young kept busy outside of EGL, as well! He played Tuba in the Michigan Marching Band for 4 years, raising spirits in the Big House every gameday. He really enjoyed traveling with the band to various bowl trips, as well as the College Football Playoff semifinal games in Miami and Phoenix.

Won Young is so thankful to have received this scholarship to help him pursue his interests in global citizenship and stay on top of his graduate studies in Industrial and Operations Engineering. “Without the financial burden of working during the semester to help pay for tuition, I can use my free time volunteering in the community and increasing my global literacy through travel.” Won Young plans to travel to France to immerse himself in the culture and work on his French proficiency. Congratulations!

Past Recipients:

    • 2022-23: Artemis Siavelis, Katerina Siavelis & Grace Vandelac
    • 2021-22: Matthew Rodeman & Matthew Shannon
Staff image

Stacie Edington

(734) 763-0505

251 Chrysler

Honors Location:
251 Chrysler Center
2121 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2092

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Walk-In Peer Advising Hours:
Monday – Friday
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
(September – April)

Contact Us:
Phone: (734) 763-0505