Feb. 10, 2021
University of Missouri engineering student Roland Oruche was recently awarded a $10,000 supplemental stipend from the Koerner Family Foundation.
“For a lot of us, COVID-19 has been a huge change,” he said. “For me, it definitely impacted my financials. I am very appreciative to the Koerner Family Foundation for what they’re doing—really giving supplemental funding to people who need it.”
The Koerner Family Foundation aims to inspire future generations of research-oriented engineers, encouraging students to earn doctoral degrees in engineering and put their skills to use in the United States.
Ultimately, Oruche hopes to use his IT and computer science education to work in research and development. “My goal is to utilize my skills to the best extent and pursue cutting-edge research to solve real-world problems,” he said.