Judy InglesView all stories
Every scholarship awarded at Grand Valley State University helps recipients advance one step closer to success. Senior Judy Ingles was one of the many fortunate students to receive a new privately funded scholarship in 2012.
Ingles, a biomedical science major and student manager for Classic Fare Catering was shocked and grateful upon learning she received the first ever Aramark Student Excellence Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship, established by Campus Dining, was initiated in celebration of its 25 year anniversary with Grand Valley.
After graduation in April, Ingles plans to attend graduate school to gain her PhD in biochemistry or integrated physiology. This scholarship will help her pay for graduate school applications as well as books and living expenses during her first year of grad school.
While attending Grand Valley, Ingles gained invaluable experience that will help her in her future. “I definitely feel my Grand Valley education has prepared me to be successful as a PhD student,” she said. “Attending a smaller school gave me an advantage of one-on-one time in the lab over greatly populated universities.” Because of her great experience at Grand Valley, Ingles is able to present her research and discoveries at the national Drosophila Genetics Society of America conference in Washington D.C.
Ingles understands the importance of giving back and plans to give back to Grand Valley in the future with both her time and money. “I feel any donation back to Grand Valley is extremely important. Any money that is given back is helping students like me become further educated and on the path to a more successful life,” she said. “I hope to one day come back to Grand Valley to teach. I would love being able to help students achieve their dreams.”