I knew that going to Virginia Peninsula for the first two years of college was going to be much cheaper than a four-year university.
Ben Wardach was recognized as a STEM Takes Flight scholar. The program goals include enhancing retention in community college STEM programs and creating a pipeline for STEM students to move from community college to continued higher education and the workplace. "I believe that the mentorship program helped me make better decisions and build unique relationships throughout my college career, and that the scholarship portion greatly assisted me financially," Wardach said.
Wardach graduated in the top 10 percent of his high school class and set his sights on a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech. Starting that Virginia Tech degree at Virginia Peninsula was a no-brainer for Wardach. "I knew that going to Virginia Peninsula for the first two years of college was going to be much cheaper than a four-year university, and I would get much more attention from my professors than at a four-year university," Wardach said.