United Methodist Student Day Podcast
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United Methodist Student Day is one of the six church-wide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Student Day offering awards loans and scholarships to students who attend United Methodist and other accredited colleges and universities.
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United Methodist Student Day is one of the six church-wide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Student Day offering awards loans and scholarships to students who attend United Methodist and other accredited colleges and universities. Today's interview is with student, Holly McCuistion, talking about her experiences with United Methodist Student Day Scholarships!
00:29 // Rich welcomes Holly to the show.
00:40 // Holly introduces herself.
01:00 // Holly tells us why she decided to study Environmental Engineering.
01:42 // Holly talks about some of the mission trips she has been on.
01:59 // Holly talks about her hometown church and how it’s impacted what she is doing now.
04:13 // Holly tells us why she chose SMU to study Environmental Engineering.
05:00 // Holly talks about her summer job in the research lab.
05:46 // Holly talks about the Robot course at SMU and how she hopes to do research in Africa.
07:23 // Holly talks about her life now at SMU.
08:28 // Holly talks about the scholarship application process.
09:22 // Holly talks about the importance of giving to the scholarship.
Rich – Hey everybody, my name’s Rich, welcome to the United Methodist Student Day podcast. Super excited to have Holly McCuistion with us today. Holly’s a student and I’m super excited to dive in, Holly welcome to the show.
Holly – Thank you.
Rich – So glad you’re here. Why don’t we start, just introduce yourself, what school do you go to, what are you studying, that sort of thing?
Holly – I am going to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and I’m studying Environmental Engineering.
Rich – Nice. Now what year are you in?
Holly – I am a sophomore.
Rich – Cool, great so you decided to come back this year. Okay you’ve got one year down, another to go. That’s great, now Environmental Engineering, why did you decide to study that?
Holly – Well there’s a couple of reasons. I did a lot of mission trips with my church.
Rich – Oh cool.
Holly – I remember being in sixth grade and seeing all the older kids go and I went on mission trips a lot, like every year of high school. Then I got involved with Yanomami and I sort of wanted to be able to combine my love of mission with a way that I could actually help people and solve problems with engineering.
Rich – Very cool.
Holly – Environmental Engineering is a way to help people