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College of Liberal Arts

Eli X. Scherer

Eli Scherer

Eli is a sophomore English major with a minor in German. He was attracted to German studies by an interest in Germany’s arts and culture. College can be quite expensive, and escaping from academia with little debt can be a huge boon to one’s future success. Eli told us that “the scholarship has helped me to keep from taking out a loan.”  Many students won’t be so lucky as to avoid a single loan, but every dollar saved counts.

Eli has a strong passion for the arts. After graduation he plans to move to a city to begin his career as a fashion photographer. The life of a fashion photographer could take Eli across the globe. Having a strong command of at least one foreign language can open many more doors to students, especially those with a love for the arts.