Keches Law Group has selected Sydney Borrello of Dighton, MA as the winner of the fall 2019 Keches Cares Scholarship contest.
Sydney is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. She will be awarded $2,000, which will be paid to WPI on her behalf and will be applied to her Spring tuition.
Sydney and her Mom stopped by the Taunton office on Thursday to receive her congratulations and she discussed her interest in science and mathematics. “She had a 4.0 GPA last year” her mom added proudly.
Sydney was selected after a lengthy review by a panel at Keches Law Group. Submissions were judged based on meeting all the submission criteria and the overall quality of the essay.
The essay question was “In 500 words or less, we want to hear about how you think innovations in technology and/or medicine could help prevent accidents or accelerate recovery from injuries. Feel free to connect your own experience with an injury, if applicable.”
Sydney’s essay touched on a personal story about a family member that was injured in a motorcycle accident and how advancements in automotive technology would help prevent situations like that occurring in the future. She also referenced the advancements in stem cell medicine which hold hope for those recovering from severe injuries. To read her full essay, click here.
How would this scholarship help you?
In Sydney’s own words: “With the cost of tuition rising each year, it is undoubtedly becoming increasingly difficult for students like myself to attend college. With a personality as ambitious as my own, it has been a long-held goal of mine to attend the college that provides me with the best education to succeed in my field. For me, this college was and still is Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I was beyond thankful to find myself immersed in such a challenging and stimulating learning environment during my freshman year. My love of learning math and science flourished in a way I never saw possible and I was able to explore my passions and express my creativity far beyond academics. At WPI, I have found a new home; I have found a place that not only excites me for my future, but also for the future of society and what I will contribute to it through my experiences and education. As an upcoming sophomore, I am just as excited as ever to continue my education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The harsh reality of the loans I have taken out and will need to take out in the years to come, however, is quite unsettling. The Keches Law Group Scholarship would not only alleviate the financial burden that I have begun to encounter from my student loans, but it would also enable me to fully dedicate myself to my college education. Ultimately, I would love to continue to absorb all of the amazing things WPI has to offer so that I can encounter success and make a difference in my future career as a mechanical engineer. I’m eager to develop a strong position for myself as a woman in STEM and contribute to cutting-edge innovations that will better society as a whole.”
This was the first annual scholarship for the newly formed Keches Cares foundation. Submissions for the next scholarship will open in Fall 2019 and announced on Kecheslaw.com.