About four years ago, a new UMaine student shared her store with members of UMaine’s Charles F. Allen Legacy Society at their luncheon. She talked about the challenges she faces as a nontraditional student and her gratitude for the support she received from the Senior Alumni Scholarship which was helping her to attend UMaine.
Flash forward to 2019 when this same student, Abigail Weigang, is about to graduate with a B.S. in bioengineering.
“I am grateful for the many opportunities I have been afforded as a student at the University of Maine. I have conducted undergraduate research in the field of biomedical engineering for the past three years and have competed on the Track and Field team as a proud Black Bear athlete since I was a freshman. Following graduation, I will begin my career as an engineer in the biotechnology industry. These opportunities and the ones that lie ahead of me would not have manifested without the scholarship support I received, which allowed me to attend the University of Maine! I would like to thank each and every one of you who give generously to help students like myself. I will be thinking of you as I accept my diploma in May.”
–Abigail Weigang ’19