Meet a New Patriot: Megan Driscoll, Biology Major
Posted: August 27, 2013 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: August 28, 2013 at 7:09 am
By Frances Womble
Last February, incoming freshman Megan Driscoll of Brookfield, Conn., received a three-year Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to George Mason University, cementing her decision to become a Patriot.
“I chose Mason because of its proximity to Washington, D.C., and because of the school’s size,” she says.
Just weeks after learning of her scholarship, Driscoll was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, making her ineligible for the scholarship. Despite this, Driscoll knew that she wanted to spend her college years at George Mason.
“George Mason offers exactly what I want from my undergraduate degree, and I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else,” she says. “The Mason pride is awesome, and I love that everyone loves wearing logo shirts and hats because it shows great school spirit.”
Driscoll, a student-athlete and former captain of her high school track team, also looked for a school with a strong athletic culture.
“I wanted to go to a Division I sports school, whether it be for a football team, or in Mason’s case, a huge basketball team,” she says. “I want to go to games and cheer on my school because I am all about school spirit.”
At Mason, Driscoll is looking forward to participating in intramural running or the women’s crew team.
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