Scholar Spotlight: Morgan Wohlgemuth
Senior at Iowa State University
“With this scholarship, I have been able to really focus on school and grades, as opposed to working enough hours to pay for rent and food. I’ve been able to earn a high GPA, take time off to study for the MCAT, pay for MCAT prep and focus on the next step in my education.”
How are you sharing your time and/or talents with others now? How do you hope to do so in the future?
I currently volunteer at the Mary Greely Medical Center and at my church’s childcare center. Although college is busy, I think it is worth it to give back to my community in the ways I am able. Right now, I can give time and talent. In the future, I hope to continue giving my time while also providing monetary support to my community.
What do you like most about your school?
I enjoy attending a big school because there are so many options for classes to take in my major. I have also been able to enroll in some graduate classes, which would not have been an option at a smaller school.
What is your ideal study environment?
I study best by myself in a moderately quiet space. I can’t listen to music, at least none with words. When possible, I use Anki for flashcards to make sure I know the material for my classes.
Where do you see yourself in five years? 10 years?
In five years, I hope to be finishing medical school and headed to residency. In 10 years, I will finally be in my career as a physician, either as an OB-GYN or a pediatrician.
What advice would you give to an incoming freshman?
It is impossible to compare yourself to another person. Everyone has different life experiences, so you can only compare yourself to past versions of yourself.
What’s the best food on campus?
I like the Carlos Quesadilla Truck on Campus. When I don’t bring my lunch, it is my top choice.