Congratulations to Georgia Tech’s Newest Army ROTC Scholarship 4-year awardee, Evelyn Ayers!

May 1, 2019 by E.Sean Lanier

GPA: 4.0
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Major: Nuclear Engineering
Classification: Upcoming Freshman
Career goal: To influence the use of clean energy through the career path of a nuclear engineer.
Motto: “Rise above your excuses.”

Congratulations to Evelyn Ayers, a soon to be Nuclear Engineering major, Military Science minor from Georgia Institute of Technology. We congratulate her for helping our nation by choosing the officer training course offered through the exceptional ROTC program offered at Georgia Tech. Read more about Evelyn below, in her own words.

Hello, my name is Evelyn Ayers. I am so honored to have been granted a four-year ROTC Scholarship and to be serving my country through such. I will be graduating this spring from Center for Creative Arts and continuing my education at Georgia Tech in the fall. I have spent much of my high school career agonizing over which path for my future to travel upon, and I am very pleased to say I have chosen this one.

Following my graduation from Georgia Tech, I plan to go active duty. After my time in the military, I was thinking of working at a nuclear power plant, such as the Sequoyah Power Plant in Chattanooga, TN. My plan is overall contingent on my future self. During and after college, I want to pursue art as an avocation. Currently, I primarily make pottery with a focus in usable ceramics. My time at Center for Creative Arts has helped me foster and ameliorate my passions in both arts and academics. I am very grateful to have been able to diversify myself in this manner.

Upon my arrival to Georgia Tech, I will be involved with two main extracurriculars: ROTC and the Grand Challenges LLC (Living Learning Community). I am very excited to spend my college years with these two programs. ROTC is going to train both my physique and my character throughout my entire time at Georgia Tech. I will be engaged with Grand Challenges my first year and maybe my second, if I choose to re-apply. This LLC will involve me directly with community and extra academic development. As suggested by a Georgia Tech alumnus, Grand Challenges will be a great pairing with my chosen career path.

I would like to now take the time to thank my family and friends for supporting me and my ambitions thus far; I know it has not been easy. They have given me the gift of independence in making my decisions while continuing to give me structure. I can truly say I have learned to never give up and to always finish what I have started, like my mother always said, “rise above your excuses.”