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 Gurnee, Illinois, Santiago Currea came to the University of Michigan in Fall 2019 to study Industrial & Operations Engineering. He was admitted to EGL in Winter 2021. Santiago is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering.
Santiago participated in many EGL activities, including General Body meetings and Volunteer Abroad trips.
Outside of EGL, Santiago is an Evans Scholar, a busboy at Chi Omega Sorority, and a Peer Advisor at the International Programs in Engineering office.
Santiago stated that his Evans Scholarship made Michigan attainable for his first four-years in Michigan Engineering, and this funding from the Seth Bonder Foundation has been extremely helpful in relieving some of the financial burden associated with pursuing a Masters degree. “I would like to extend my sincerest thank you to everyone who had a hand in this scholarship! This will help so much! Thanks!” Congratulations, Santiago!
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!
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