Dylan Wondra

“This scholarship does something extra to help soldiers coming home. It makes us feel appreciated.”

Two weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, Wondra,’13 Behavioral Science/Anthropology, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, eager to do his patriotic duty. “To go from excelling at military life to being the lowest, oldest student in remedial classes is incredibly difficult,” he says. Deployed to Kuwait in 2011, he again put his education on hold to serve his country. A veteran’s scholarship, funded by Cisco, helped him return to SJSU in 2013. “It’s so nice that there’s a scholarship program just for veterans. I believe that all student veterans deserve the scholarship money due to their unwavering dedication to the United States of America.”

Department: Anthropology
College: College of Social Sciences

Photo: Thomas Sanders, ’15 MFA Photography

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