Golden Key is happy to introduce Trevor Engling, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Undergrad Achievement Award winners. Trevor is a graduate student in the MSEd of Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Mississippi, set to graduate in the spring of 2023. He earned his BA in History and his Teaching and Athletic Coaching certificates in the spring of 2021.
“I was very excited to hear that I was awarded this scholarship,” Trevor says. “For me, this scholarship, along with all of the others that I have received during my educational career, means that all of my hard efforts in and out of the classroom are paying off. It also means that I have the ability to ease the stressors of the financial issues that my wife and I may end up with in the near future from starting a family, buying a home, and other expenses.”
Trevor plans to use his scholarship to reduce the financial burden of student loans.
“This scholarship helps me to be financially independent of loans while achieving my academic goals,” Trevor explains. “I am using this scholarship to help finish school as well as put some of it towards the downpayment for my wife and I’s wedding venue.”
Trevor plans to teach upon completing his degree.
“I am hoping to either teach high school social studies or possibly teach collegiately,” Trevor reveals.
Trevor advises new members to continue to apply for scholarships.
“I would tell them to apply for as many scholarships as possible so as not to be too stressed by finances to focus on being a student,” Trevor shares.
Trevor is thankful to Golden Key and his wife for supporting him.
“[I would like to thank] GK for believing that I deserved this, as well as my wife for believing in me especially when I didn’t believe in myself,” Trevor mentions.
Thank you for being a part of the Golden Key family, Trevor; we wish you the best of luck on your Educational Leadership degree!