“After a year of flying, obtaining my private pilot license, and having taken a few intelligence studies classes, I realized my passion was within the GSIS program,” said Kosciolek, who graduated in December 2014.
However, entering his last semester, he wasn’t sure he would have the finances to finish his degree. Luckily, a Parent’s Fund Scholarship helped Kosciolek fund the last stretch of his education.
It was great to first off have the money from the scholarship, but also to have the recognition for the hard work I put into my time at Embry-Riddle.
“The Parent’s Fund Scholarship helped me to complete my studies at Embry-Riddle,” said Kosciolek, who is now a security consultant at Jensen Hughes in Chicago, Ill.
He credits his education and extracurricular activities as a student at the Prescott Campus for helping him reach his career goals. During his time at Embry-Riddle, Kosciolek became president of Eagle Eye Intelligence, an intelligence news wire produced by students. He also wrote a senior thesis focusing on the impacts of international policy on domestic society in Kosovo.
“It was great to first off have the money from the scholarship, but also to have the recognition for the hard work I put into my time at Embry-Riddle,” said Kosciolek.
Melanie Stawicki Azam
Development & Alumni Relations