The OSU Institute of Technology National Society of Leadership and Success awarded an NSLS student a $1,000 scholarship during the chapter's fall orientation. RJ Harrison, an Instrumentation Engineering Technology student from Macomb, was randomly selected for the award.
"I was surprised when I found out I had won the scholarship," said Harrison. "I also felt some relief because the money will help ensure that I can continue going to school."
The scholarship came unexpectedly to the NSLS advisor, Kamie Crawford, too. The chapter was granted the ability to offer this scholarship because of its willingness to participate in a national pilot program for NSLS.
"It feels amazing to know that a program that I support so much and lead here on campus is able to provide such an opportunity to any student involved," said Crawford. "I didn't set out with the intention of being able to offer such a scholarship in the first year of the program, but here we are!"
The NSLS National Office offered Crawford the opportunity to pick a recipient who joined NSLS for the Fall trimester and also participated in NSLS Orientation for the program.
"I'm glad to have joined NSLS; It's a great association to be a part of that lets me share ideas with others," he said. "I'm so honored to have received this scholarship.
Harrison is thankful for this opportunity from NSLS and said it would help cover some of the costs for his books and tools this semester.
Crawford is excited about the opportunities that NSLS is already bringing to students and hopes to offer more opportunities like this in the future.
"NSLS at OSUIT will continue to find ways to bring scholarships to students," she said. “While it might not be every single semester, and it may not be the same amount, we will continue to build toward more offerings in the future."