Scholar to Scholar

 


 
“Take time to get to know yourself before you decide what it is that you want to do with the rest of your life.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Columbia University
“Keep an open mind and soon you will find a subject you really enjoy or gravitate toward.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Lasell College
“Get eight hours of sleep, eat nutritious food, and try to exercise. My mom told me this probably every day of freshman year, but it really does make a difference.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
University of Notre Dame
“Get involved with clubs or communities that sound interesting to you and don’t hold back because it might not be considered ‘cool’.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Connecticut College
“I have found that growth comes from challenge; challenging myself academically in my classes, socially in my extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities, and by expanding my network and interests.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Boston University
“[C]ollege – with its vast array of cultural and academic resources – is perhaps the single best time in your life to try something new, and expand your conception of the world. Simply keeping an open mind and embracing the unexpected will help you get the most out of your college experience.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Harvard and
New England Conservatory
“I have learned that time in college is surprisingly fleeting and it will be over before you know it. So, go outside your comfort zone and experience new things.” ” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
University of Vermont
“ Being pragmatic when thinking about future plans is a good idea, of course, but college is a time to explore interests and utilize the amazing resources it provides, such as visiting lecturers and expert professors. ” 
D.S. ’13 - attending
Brandeis University
“ Some people believe that college life is stressful by necessity, but creating a moderated balance among self-health, studies, activities and socializing will eliminate stress. ” 
D.S. ’13 - attending
Wesleyan University
“ My advice to first year students is to go to your professor’s office hours and get to know them and let them get to know you because it makes going through your classes so much easier when you are comfortable talking with your professor. ” 
D.S. ’13 - attending
Saint Michael’s College
“ It can be tempting to stay in your room, binge-watching Netflix, but it is important to get out and explore your new home. Whether you have settled in a farm town or in the middle of a bustling metropolis, our surroundings will have amazing things to offer. Join clubs, meet new people, go somewhere new each week; this is your time to find yourself and truly discover what your future will hold. ” 
D.S. ’13 - attending
Northeastern University
“ I now can see that the stress from my thoughts of failure took up so much of my time that I could have spent on working to succeed. ” 
D.S. ’13 - attending
University of Rhode Island
“The first thing you need to do is leave the door open, literally and figuratively.  Keep your door open and meet your neighbors and meet your peers in your classes.  It is a new experience for everyone, so you are not alone.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
Assumption College
“You have been chosen for this scholarship because your community recognizes that you possess the building blocks for success.  When you arrive at your school this coming fall, give it your all.  If something interests you, try it out.  If you have something to say, say it.   If you want to get to know someone, walk up and say ‘hi’.  Every experience that you encounter has something to offer you; it’s up to you to make it a moment worth remembering.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
Emmanuel College
“I advise students to not only take advantage of academic opportunities, but also to allow time to include social activities into their busy lives.”
D.S. ’12 - attending
Endicott College
“[I]t was not only the amount of material I was learning everyday that shocked me, but it was the fact that I was learning more about myself as well.”
D.S. ’12 - attending
DeSales University
“College is a big adjustment, both socially and academically, but working hard academically allows you more opportunities to follow your dreams.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
Syracuse University
“I went into college very certain of what I wanted to study, and that completely changed.  This is not uncommon, but I think it is really important to remember that this is a time of great change and exploration.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
Hampshire College
“College is a time to expand yourself both academically and socially.  Some even say that the social aspect is more important because it is where you will make connections to aid you in the future.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
Clark University
“[E]xamine why you’re doing what you do.  Find what it is that drew you to it.  Experience it first hand.  And if it doesn’t feel right, move on.”
D.S. ’11 - attending
Northeastern University
“[T]hey should not worry if they do not know what they want to do with the rest of their life.”  
D.S. ’11 - attending
Sacred Heart University
“It should not be viewed as a race to a high salary position nor an opportunity to solely waste time and have fun, but a journey that has unexpected sources of inspiration, a variety of paths to follow, and time to explore, where one will learn and grow more than they ever imagined.”  
D.S. ’11 - attending
Clark University
“The advice I would give to ‘DeLorenzo Scholars’ is first to be so proud of themselves for embarking on their secondary education.” 
D.S. ’11 - attending
Sacred Heart University
“While academics are incredibly important and can pave the way for many opportunities down the line, learning how to handle academics, a social life, and professional life all at the same time is really what college provides”
D.S. ’11 - attending
University of Albany
“My recommendation is to schedule at least one break each day doing a productive, de-stressing activity.” 
D.S. ’11 - attending
Brandeis University
“One of the most difficult things a person has to deal with is handling all the new freedom while still making education a top priority.” 
D.S. ’11 - attending
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
“[D]o not be afraid if you are led in a different direction from your original plan.”
D.S. ’10 - attending
Johns Hopkins University
“[T]he college years are not simply about gaining the technical knowledge required for this or that profession or career; a true education, a true leading out from the darkness of unknowing into the light of trust, is one that forms the whole person and directs them toward a life lived with a purpose, a fulfillment found in the giving of the self through love.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
Boston College
“I would tell them to not only focus on school, but to get involved in the things they love and things they want to try.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
Simmons College
“Taking time to pause does not mean negating things that bring you joy, but instead involves balancing those things with others that keep you calm and healthy. I will condense these thoughts into one piece of practical advice: learn to nap.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
Carleton College
“Take initiative! Your professors will not check up on you. It is up to you.”
- D.S. ’10 - attending
Boston University
“Keep giving back to your community and don’t forget your family.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
Boston University
“The great thing I have learned in college is that no matter what happens, you are in control and it is up to you to not only succeed academically but to steer yourself.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
Tufts University
“The most important part of college, in my opinion, is time management.”
- D.S. ’10 - attending
Boston University

 

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“ [E]nter this chapter of your life with an open mind, an open heart, and you will succeed in whatever you choose. ” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Boston University
“Be social, but realize that the social part is only a piece of college and not the most important one.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
“You must be willing to confront your assumptions about yourself and others, be open to new challenges and perspectives, and demand more of yourself than you ever thought possible.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Columbia University
“Getting lost is often an important part of finding yourself, and I encourage anyone who is entering university to not restrict themselves to one specific path before getting a taste of what else is out there.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Connecticut College
“[T]he path that leads to your future will not always go exactly how you may have planned, and that is okay.” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Catholic University of America
“ The more you participate at your institution, the more enriching and rewarding your college experience will be… ” 
D.S. ’14 - attending
Salem State University
“ Finally, make sure you call your mom once in a while. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all of the new and exciting experiences on campus, but don’t forget about the people who helped you get there. ” 
D.S. ’13 - attending
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“ College is the best and safest time to explore the depths of the world that exists outside established boundaries and understandings of yourself and the world so the best advice I can offer freshmen is, go forth and be uncomfortable. ” 
D.S. ’13 - attending
Hamilton College
“ I would say to try not to judge people or your experience too quickly. It takes some time to adjust and for your school to feel like your new home. It isn’t going to be comfortable right away and it may take some time to find where you fit in but it will happen! ” 
D.S. ’13 - attending
Skidmore College
“ College is so transformative that if I were to start college all over again I’d prioritize taking time to check in with yourself and documenting how you grow. ” 
D.S. ’13 - attending
Wellesley College
“I realized that in college, you can find more people who share the same interests as you, after all many of them probably chose the same school as you did because they share similar goals and passions which they feel the college embodies.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
Olin College of Engineering
“I would advise anyone going to a post-secondary school to remember that his or her experience will not be perfect.  Mistakes will be made.  However, those mistakes and imperfections will shape the person you will become and the person you are meant to be.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
University of New Hampshire
“College challenges you to be the best person you can be academically and socially, but only if you take advantage of the programs.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
Endicott College
“My advice to DeLorenzo Scholars who are embarking on their post-secondary education is to be confident and have an open mind.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
Framingham State University
“I think that it is crucial for scholars to set goals early in their career, continuously remind themselves of those goals, and work towards them every single day.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
University of Massachusetts
“If you go to college and expect to have opportunities just show up and lead you along, you will have a very sad and boring college experience.  There will always be opportunities but you will need to look for them and occasionally make them.” 
D.S. ’12 - attending
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
“My best advice to fresh ‘DeLorenzo Scholars’ is not to be afraid of failure.  You are probably going to be living in a new city, with new friends, and all this change can be overwhelming.  The fear can hold you back.  But to learn at your best, you have to close your eyes and jump in.”
D.S. ’12 - attending
Emerson College
“I would encourage all new DeLorenzo Scholars to take advantage of every opportunity their college has because before they know it, it will be over.” 
D.S. ’11 - attending
Boston University
“When you’re busy and feel like you have too many things to do, you are forced to be productive and in turn accomplish a lot.” 
D.S. ’11 - attending
Boston University
““[M]ake it a goal to form a significant relationship with at least one professor per semester.  In your first semester, focus on forming a strong relationship with your academic advisor or the professor you would like to become your advisor.  Ask them about their research, their career path, and what they would want to do if they were an undergrad today.  They want to get to know you!”
D.S. ’11 - attending
Wesleyan University
“Take time to try as many new things as you can, and be open to new experiences.  College is just as much learning about a new career as it is growing up and learning how to be a well-rounded young adult.” 
D.S. ’11 - attending
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
“For those students who are unsure of what their future holds, don’t worry.  That’s what college is for.  College is a time of exploration, so take advantage of the seemingly endless supply of resources it has to offer:  join a club, take a class outside of your comfort zone, go see an on-campus concert or sporting event.”  
D.S. ’11 - attending
Northeastern University
“What every high school senior needs to hear is this:  it’s OK not to be ‘fine’, and in these moments when you’re struggling, ask for help!” 
D.S. ’11 - attending
Tufts University
“The school may seem huge when you get there, but as you get to know more and more people, you will realize that people you know become friends with other people you know, and the school will seem so much smaller.” 
D.S. ’11 - attending
Tufts University
“One develops a greater sense of self in college, and one must hold fast to one’s values, convictions and passions while remaining open-minded and ready to embrace new experiences.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
Johns Hopkins University
“Jump in headfirst and expect the very best of yourself.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
University of Vermont
“First, be yourself!”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
University of Southern California
“The more effort that goes into making a successful college life, the more worthwhile and valuable one’s experience will be.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“The only thing stopping you is you, so don’t let your decisions get in your way.”
- D.S. ’10 - attending
Wesleyan University
“Remember to call home, because your parents will miss you even if you think they will not.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
Framingham State University
“As a freshman who has been given the DeLorenzo Scholarship you have proven that you are capable of success. This success may not be present at every point in your life, but that is okay, because the most important thing you can do is try.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
George Washington University
“Realizing what you are passionate about does not happen overnight.”
– D.S. ’10 - attending
Boston College