Jake’s Upward Bound

We’ve been blown away by the scholarships our Upward Bound class of 2019 has received this year! Today, let’s give a round of applause to Jake, who has been awarded a $60,000 scholarship to attend Northwestern University!

Currently a senior at Turtle Lake High School, he’ll be using this award to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University this fall. Jake’s passion for engineering has grown ever since joining the Fab Lab early in his high school career. The Fab Lab is a place where students learn about the technology that can make their ideas come to life. He eventually became a Lab Aid, stating that “this growing interest helped me decide my career path.”

Jake loves all things STEM, but he’s also simply a well-rounded guy. He’s been in Academic Decathlon, Rube Goldberg Machine Club, and National Honor Society, while racking up impressive stats as #53 on the school football team. Jake volunteers with the SOS group, which provides Christmas for low-income families in Turtle Lake. As a first-generation college-bound student, Jake was motivated to push himself above and beyond during high school. He joined Upward Bound to continue gathering resources for lasting success, which is how he found out about the NU scholarship.

You can count us impressed! Congratulations, Jake!