Giving Impact Stories
Computer Science, 2021
“It would be an honor if after I graduate I have the ability to give a donation to a student in my current position.”
Anna Rodriguez, a freshman in the Department of Computer Science, chose to attend Illinois Engineering because it has “one of the top Computer Science programs in the country, has a great female to male ratio, and it isn’t too far from home.” Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, Anna was an active member of volunteer organizations like Habitat for Humanity and was a tutor during high school. As a new student at Illinois Engineering, Anna plans to be equally involved on campus, and has joined Engineering Without Borders, Engineering Council, and Women in Computer Science.
In her free time, Anna likes to read, doodle, listen to music, and watch mystery shows on Netflix. She also enjoys working out and spending time relaxing in her hammock.
Anna shares, “Scholarship support, along with in-state tuition, greatly influenced my decision to enroll in Illinois Engineering.” Anna is grateful for the Engineering Visionary Scholarship as it allows her to have more time to focus on her studies and extra-curricular activities.