Makayla Edgecomb is a community and environmental planning major with minors in environmental conservation and sustainability and business administration. In 2021, Makayla won the merit-based Granite State Development Corporation scholarship, which covered her tuition, room and board costs for her sophomore, junior and senior years at UNH. See the moment Mikayla learned she had won the scholarship here.
COLSA: Why did you choose UNH?
Makayla Edgecomb: I chose UNH due to its wide array of major options. I came into freshman year undeclared, and it was very exciting to know I could choose any avenue that spoke to me.
COLSA: What's your major and why did you choose it?
Makayla: I am a community and environmental planning major. My freshman year I was undeclared and ended up in a planning class accidentally. I immediately fell in love with the major and everything it had to offer. Incorporating business, creativity and planning, all with consideration to the environment and people.
COLSA: During your time at UNH, what are you most proud of?
Makayla: Throughout my time at UNH I am most proud of have worked hard and received a scholarship that allowed me to shape my experience at UNH. Being able to focus on school and study abroad was something I knew I wanted to do but I didn’t think was possible.
COLSA: What are you planning to do after graduation?
Makayla: After graduating I am hoping to get right into the field and see what peaks my interest, with the intent to go to grad school the following year!
COLSA: How is UNH preparing you to achieve your goals?
Makayla: UNH has numerous resources. From tutoring to writing centers, and to assistance with resumes and cover letters.
COLSA: What do you love most about UNH?
Makayla: How welcoming everyone is, and how passionate the professors are!