Shore Student Receives Choptank Transport Business Scholarship

Megan O’Donnell was named the 2013–14 recipient of the University of Maryland’s Choptank Transport Business Scholarship award.  

O’Donnell, a Berlin native, is a senior at the University of Maryland majoring in finance at the Robert H. School of Business. After graduation, she plans on obtaining her CPA while beginning her career in the field of accounting. Eventually, she would like to work in the financial department of a large corporation.  

“Not only will this scholarship be assisting in my final year at the University, it will be a part of the well-rounded and challenging education I have received here,” said O’Donnell. “I will be using the knowledge from this degree at the full-time auditor position I have secured beginning in July 2014.”

Geoff Turner, President and CEO of the Caroline County based Choptank Transport was happy to see a student from Maryland’s Eastern Shore receive the scholarship. “It’s nice to see a small-town student with corporate aspirations. Hopefully our contribution to her education will help get her one step closer to her goals,” he said. 

This is the second annual awarding of the Choptank Transport scholarship since the endowment was established. The goal is to provide aid to business students interested in future employment opportunities including, but not limited to, the field of transportation and logistics. The recipient is chosen by a committee of faculty, deans and program leaders from the Robert H. School of Business. 

The award requires students to reapply every year and is available to those pursuing any business major. The application process begins in mid-March and continues through the last week of classes in early May.  For more information, click here

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