Zachary Waldrop was a recipient of the 2013 Rotary Club of Gulfport Scholarship Fund. “I couldn’t be more thankful,” says Zachary. “The scholarship made it much easier on my family. It took a burden off and helped to lighten the load.” He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University and plans to go to law school once his undergraduate degree is completed.

His words of advice:
“I would tell future freshmen that college is not high school. It requires many more hours of study and a great deal of maturity. Do not take any of your classes lightly because it will come back to bite you.”

Thanks for the advice, Zach. #HAILSTATE!