M.Nicole Lyons
2021-2022 Senior
From Chesapeake, Virginia
Previous Recipient 2020, 2018
M. Nicole Lyons
$6,000 Leidos STEM Scholarship sponsored by Leidos Recipient


New York University


Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Academic & Extracirricular Highlights:

  • 3.87 College GPA
  • Deputy Head of Prototyping Committee & Teaching Assistant for the NYU General Engineering Department.
  • Mechanical engineering lead for the NYU Robotics Design Team


“This student has dedicated herself to learning new skills, from advanced design software and machining, to working hard to learn second order maintenance tasks for our most commonly used 3D printers. She has always been professional and courteous, and has demonstrated her dedication to the position and to improving the space through these new skills and hard work.”

Victoria BillLab Director

“This coming Fall semester I’ll begin my final year at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering working to earn both my BS in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and MS in Biomedical Engineering. In the past 3 years I’ve accomplished so much of what I set out to achieve in college and more than I could’ve hoped to imagine. I am repeatedly honored to be recognized by the foundation as a scholarship recipient, receiving their congratulatory email in the midst of final exams & projects never fails to give me that last push to finish out the semester strong. Of the two prior awards I’ve been elected to receive, this one in particular comes as the greatest relief. The pandemic has taken so much from students these past two years. And to be frank, academia in many regards has failed to support the academic and financial needs of its student body. Tuition never seases to rise year-by-year and we continue to see less and less of the classroom & our classmates. The past semester was difficult, but the light at the end of the tunnel grows brighter everyday and your commitment to the Anchor Foundation makes the time in the dark all the more bearable. Your sponsorship has provided invaluable support to my academic ambitions, which the pandemic has done its best to impede, and for that I am indescribably appreciative.”

– Nicole