Spotlight: Grant de la Vasselais – Winner #1 of Slickdeals Saves U! Scholarship

Congrats to Grant for being one of the first winners of the Slickdeals Saves U! scholarship.

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Grant was one of the winners of our Fall 2016 Slickdeals Saves U! Scholarship contest and we were happy to get the opportunity to chat with him about his college plans at the University of Miami.

How will winning the Slickdeals Saves U! Scholarship help further your educational goals? The scholarship will definitely ease the financial burden of college. It will allow me to better pursue my academic and career goals like a Masters or Doctorates degree. I’m really grateful to Slickdeals for giving me this opportunity and selecting me as a winner.

What are your career goals for the future? Engineer. Definitely an engineer. I’m leaning towards mechanical or biomedical engineering.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully pursuing my Masters, thanks to the Slickdeals Scholarship.

Tell us about the best deal you ever scored for school. I’m not sure this qualifies, but I had a warranty on my school binders. I was able to take them in and get new ones. 

What do you like to do for fun? I’m a swimmer, been swimming since I was 4 years old.  I’m hoping to join the swim team in college. I also enjoy reading and drawing and am a big fan of art. Hoping to go to a few museums while in college. My favorite book is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

How did you pick your major? My experience in high school had a lot to do with that. I had a lot of experience and  lots of good teachers. My favorite subjects were science, physics, and math which allowed me to consider engineering. It fits my personality well as well as my interests and there’s plenty of critical thinking and creativity.

Apply for the Slickdeals Saves U! $5,000 Winter/Spring 2017 scholarship today!

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Amy Chang

Amy Chang is a Los Angeles based writer, currently dedicating her day job to spreading the word about Slickdeals. She has written for several companies including Yahoo!, The Scratch, Slickdeals, and Yelp as well as maintaining her own personal food blog. In her downtime, she loves spending time with her two rescue kitties, online shopping, and exploring new culinary experiences.

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