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Future found in Malawi

Kimberly Kim-Sophomore, Pursuing a BS in Engineering

Her journey to engineering began when Kimberly was a junior in high school. She took a service trip to Malawi, Africa to build a school. In the process found her future.

Kimberly Kim

Malawi is a landlocked country and water is scarce. She was intrigued by the water pump that was labeled, “engineered in 2009” and saw the benefits and improved quality of life that engineering could offer people in developing countries. “Of the schools I was considering, Elizabethtown was the only one with a sustainable design concentration. I knew that was an area of engineering that I wanted to get into following my trip.” As she puts it, she is interested in the “mechanics that help people.”

As a first generation college student, the financial aid package Kimberly received sealed the deal for her. As a sophomore Kimberly hangs out with the other engineering students and spends lots of time in the Schlosser Study Group—in the lobby of Schlosser Hall.  She is the Vice President of the Women in Engineering Club and mentors first-year students.

Financial Aid Facts:

93 Percent

of our students receive grants and scholarships directly from the College totalling:


in scholarships and grants from Elizabethtown College

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