Environmental Science Major
"TOPS has been a great opportunity to meet new people and have new unique experiences. TOPS has given me many tools to succeed and reach my future goals. I am very thankful for all the benefits that the TOPS program has given me."
"To me TOPS has been a great support system. It gave me the opportunity to meet new people, helped prepare me for college, and has given me the tools necessary to be successful."
"The TOPS program has allowed me to build relationships with students and faculty who were once in my position. With their guidance, I am able to plan ahead and take professors that I feel are the best for me and the way I learn. TOPS is a great community to be a part of!"
"TOPS has helped me tremendously from the start. I know I'll succeed with the support and guidance of everyone in the program."
Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics Major
"TOPS, in general, has enabled me to meet new peers that share similar interests in the field of science and technology. The mentor-student relationship has also been helpful in providing insight towards what career I see myself in"
"The TOPS program has been a wonderful experience so far with the help of financial assistance as well as moral guidance. TOPS is my second family that has assisted my transition from a high school student to a STEM major college student. Without the TOPS program I wouldn't be able to excel to reach my highest potential and be successful in this competitive world."
"As TOPS students, we come together as one body to work toward improving the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to serve our community, nation, and world at large. Day to day, we are helping each other overcome our flaws and difficulties in academics, finances, and social lives."
"The TOPS program has enhanced my knowledge about teamwork, networking, and the STEM field. Teamwork, networking and learning/knowing about the STEM field is necessary to be successful in today’s society."
"TOPS has been very helpful to my college life. If I have a problem there is someone there who can help."
"TOPS has allowed me to have a good relationship with members of the science community. The program has also assisted me with planning ahead academically."
"Being a member of the TOPS program has provided me with a comfortable and guided transition into college. It has provided the opportunity to meet many other great students with similar goals and aspirations. As a member of the program, I have received very helpful tips and advice regarding every aspect of college imaginable. From achieving remarkable grades to getting involved on campus, the TOPS program has always been there to guide me along the way. I am truly proud to say that I am a member of the TOPS family."
"TOPS has not only been a scholarship program that helped me with my finances but also a great college guide. Having a group here to give me advice whenever needed has been great. It also made the college transition for me that much easier."
Environmental Science Major
"To me, TOPS is a great way to build relationships with people who have similar goals, gain access to the best resources, and be surrounded with encouraging motivation."
"The TOPS Program has provided a great space for students with STEM majors to thrive. I was placed with a group of individuals who are not only going through the same experiences with me but also help me through these experiences. I am very grateful to be apart of a community like this."
Computerl Science Major
"Every aspect of the TOPS program has been absolutely remarkable and each moment I have spent as part of the TOPS community has been monumental in determining my academic success at Towson so far - be it the advising, the financial support, or the availability of an optimistic platform amongst some of the brightest and self-motivated students I have seen so far. I was very anxious about transitioning from high school to college, but now, with so much already behind me (courtesy of TOPS), I can't wait to see how the next four years unfold!"