UB Student Eyual Alemayehu Awarded Wallin Education Partners Scholarship

Eyual Alemayehu

Two Rivers High School graduate plans on studying business law

Eyual Alemayehu, 18, a Two Rivers High School graduate and former TRIO/Upward Bound student at Dakota County Technical College, has been awarded a Wallin Education Partners Scholarship. According to the Wallin website, the scholarship provides up to $16,000 over four years in financial aid to attend a college or university.

“Receiving this scholarship has be a life-changing experience,” Eyual said.

Originally from West Saint Paul, Minnesota, Eyual graduated from Two Rivers this spring. He participated in track and field, football, and wrestling in high school. He is looking forward to studying business law at a four-year school with the goal to eventually enter the legal profession.

Eyual Alemayehu Q & A

What have you enjoyed most about your time as a DCTC Upward Bound student?
I have enjoyed all of our trips during my time as a DCTC Upward Bound student, but one
in particular would be our overnight trip to the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. This
was a trip that I will never forget and created many new memories.

How has Upward Bound helped you prepare for college?
Upward Bound has helped me explore college options as well as opportunities. Upward Bound has also helped guide me in the right direction of my future dream career path.

What advice would you give high school students thinking about participating in Upward Bound?
If you are someone who thinks Upward Bound is something that isn’t a good fit for you, it
is more than likely a good fit. I was recommended by my own family member, who is an
Upward Bound alum, and I totally shut down the idea of it at first, but ended up getting convinced and haven’t regretted the decision since.

If you could make one thing happen on Earth right now, what would it be?
If I could make one thing happen on Earth right now, it is to make peace between
everyone. Life’s too short to have problems, so making everyone live in peace would be
the one thing I would make happen if possible.

Learn more about TRIO/Upward Bound at DCTC by contacting:

Caitlin Siefkes
TRIO/Upward Bound Director
Dakota County Technical College