Veronica Martinez, a UAA mechanical engineering student, recently became a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals scholar. She talks with us about her life, the scholarship, and her upcoming year in Germany.
Sixty percent of the spring class of 2016 is age 25 to 49. Thirty-five percent are first-generation college students, 36 percent relied on Pell grants and 13 percent on the Alaska Performance Scholarship. Eleven percent were UA Scholars.