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Alumni Spotlight: Nickolas Kutsch

University of Iowa Alumni of 2018

Take advan­tage of this amaz­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty! It will change your life for the bet­ter! I can­not thank this schol­ar­ship enough for what it has allowed me to do!

What do believe was the most valu­able part of your expe­ri­ence as a Bright Schol­ar? 

One of the most reward­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties I had as a result of this schol­ar­ship was to donate my high school grad­u­a­tion mon­ey to the Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion. I had always want­ed to donate to the organization, and I was able to spon­sor a child’s wish to vis­it Dis­ney World. I was so grate­ful to the Bright Foun­da­tion for the gen­er­ous schol­ar­ship, and I want­ed to start pay­ing it for­ward as soon as pos­si­ble. 

How are you shar­ing your time and/​or tal­ents with others?

I am cur­rent­ly a full-time soft­ware engi­neer for BAE Sys­tems, and I tutor stu­dents in math and sci­ence. I also vol­un­teer with the Make-A-Wish foun­da­tion any chance I get.

What was your favorite class and why?

Embed­ded Sys­tems was my favorite col­lege class because it was a great com­bi­na­tion of hard­ware and soft­ware work­ing togeth­er. It was also a class that taught me how to effec­tive­ly work as part of a team, which is a key skill to devel­op pri­or to enter­ing the work­force.

Who is your biggest inspi­ra­tion and why?  

My par­ents are my biggest inspi­ra­tion as they have taught me so much about life and what it means to work hard. They have been there every step of the way to sup­port me and guide me to where I am at today.

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