Scholarship Impact: Megan Glaeser

Megan Glaeser enjoys problem solving, which is why she chose to go into the engineering profession. 
“Physics and calculus have been a passion of mine since I was introduced to them,” she shared. Now a sophomore in mechanical engineering, from Millstadt, Illinois, problem solving is something that has come naturally to her ever since she was young.
Receiving a scholarship swayed Megan’s decision to attend Illinois. The scholarship has allowed her and her family to avoid taking out student loans. It has also helped created a more positive and less stressful learning environment. Megan can devote more time to her studies instead of spending time at a minimum wage job.
Megan is involved with many student organizations on campus, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which allows her to make friends with other mechanical engineers, as well as develop her professional career. She is also involved with Engineers Without Borders because it allows her to put her education to use in real-world situations. She is also a member of Kappa Delta sorority where she hopes to take on a leadership role in the future.
Megan hopes to someday be able to give future Illini engineering students the opportunity to study in the same, financial-burden-free environment she gets to study in now. Megan is honored to be a recipient of the 2016-2017 Turley Engineering Scholarship.
“As a freshman, the only physics I have taken is mechanics, but I know that in the future I will love any physics thrown my way. I love having the knowledge of the forces behind all motion I see in my everyday life.”
Student organizations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Kappa Delta Sorority