Director of Development,
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering | materials science
Less food is being wasted and fewer people may be going hungry because of a mobile app co-developed by Katelyn. She’s part of a team that created the social entrepreneurship venture FlashFood, which allows caterers and restaurants to efficiently donate leftover food. FlashFood has garnered several innovation awards, including the prestigious U.S. Microsoft Imagine Cup.
“This scholarship has let me learn how to lead, run organizations, build communities and start companies by giving me financial freedom to explore all the amazing opportunities ASU has to offer,” says Katelyn.
W. P. Carey School of Business | management
From age 3 to 13 Mona and her family were homeless. In spite of this challenge, Dixon graduated from Tempe High School and was admitted to ASU as an honor student. She has been recognized nationally for her accomplishments in community service and academically as a W. P. Carey School of Business management major in Barrett, The Honors College.
As a homeless teen, Dixon found inspiration and hope through mentoring she received at the Tempe Ladmo branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, ultimately being named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year in 2010 and meeting President Barack Obama when she was a freshman.
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Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering | mechanical engineering
After growing up in a small town in Colorado, Dillon appreciates the busy atmosphere and diversity of the Phoenix metro area. He appreciates, as well, the scholarship that allows him to focus on his studies, and not on how to pay out-of-state tuition.
“The scholarship resulted in me accruing less debt during my university education and therefore has helped my financial future,” Dillon says. “It has also given me a lifelong network of caring people who want to see me succeed and achieve my goals.”
Dillon’s research received grant funding, allowing him to study robot-human grasp interfacing and apply that research to his honors college thesis.