For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Aspire Scholars!

November 19, 2020

Undergraduate Research and Enrichment Programs is happy to announce our 2020-21 cohort of Aspire Scholars. These fifteen Drexel sophomores have been selected based on their academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, engagement across Drexel and within their communities, and demonstrated potential for success. Through the Aspire Scholars program, these students will participate in personal and professional development activities to further develop and clarify their goals while making connections and gaining tools to expand their network. We are excited to see them grow and look forward to supporting them in their future endeavors!

Read more about these students on our Scholar Profiles page.

Top row from left to right:

  • Amirah Brew-Syders, BS Criminology and Justice Studies '23
  • Andrea Eleazar, BS Public Health '23, Honors
  • Anthony Lisi, BS Chemistry '24
  • Elizabeth Clarkson, BS Environmental Engineering '24, Honors
  • Elizabeth Le, BS Environmental Engineering '24, Honors

Middle row from left to right:

  • Feben Wolde-Semayat, BS Chemical Engineering '24
  • Inara Pirani, BSBA Finance '24, Honors
  • Jade Umstead, BS Criminology and Justice Studies '23
  • Kejsi Ruka, BS Global Studies '24, Honors
  • Majo Garcia, BS Biomedical Engineering '24, Honors

Bottom row from left to right:

  • Mathilda Nguyen, BS/BA Computer Science and Mathematics '24
  • Sam Seiden, BS Environmental Engineering '24, Honors
  • Sam Toseafa, BS Computer Engineering '24, Honors
  • Smrithi Pyari Lal, BS Computer Science '24
  • Subhi Karthikeyan, BS Biological Science '23, Honors

The Pennoni Honors College is dedicated to fostering innovation, creativity, and intellectual exchange among undergraduates at Drexel University. The Aspire Scholars Program is rooted in these values. Following an optional nomination process and open application period, students are evaluated on a basis of their intellectual curiosity and openness, engagement in areas of interest, and desire to reflect on and take steps toward realizing longer term goals. This year, our most competitive year yet, we received 88 applications from which 24 finalists were selected for interviews with program staff and members of the Pennoni Honors College.

The final fifteen students selected as Aspire Scholars are an impressive group drawn from across the university. They bring different perspectives and backgrounds to the program and are eager to learn from one another and grow their professional network.

For more information about the Aspire Scholars Program, visit our Aspire Scholars page.