Portrait of Sara Ruhling

Sara Ruhling

Biological Sciences / Walkersville, MD


What made you decide to attend the University of Maryland?
I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland because of its affordability and closeness to home. Furthermore, I admired the scientific contributions made through UMD as a public research institution.

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I am majoring in biological sciences and plan on pursuing research following graduation. I have always loved science, especially biology, so choosing this path came naturally.

What clubs, community service, campus activities, or hobbies are you currently involved in or plan to take part in?
I enjoy spending my free time expressing myself through art, such as beading and ceramics. A unique interest of mine is photomicroscopy.

How has receiving this scholarship positively impacted your life?
This scholarship has positively impacted my life because it will allow me to maintain full-time enrollment at the University of Maryland and allow me to focus on my studies.

What are your future goals after graduation?
After graduation, I would like to continue my education and work toward obtaining a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences.