Skylar Soto

Awarded $2,500 on 8/19/2013

Skylar is a junior at University of Michigan in the mechanical engineering program, from hometown Monroe, MI. At the onset of college, she was exposed to various aspects of automotive engineering and recognized her desire to pursue this field. An internship working with diesel engines in both after-sales and product development solidified her passion, knowledge and experience to advance in engine technology and manufacturing processes.

Skylar is the Vice President of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., student staff leader for the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, and founder of Pilot, a developmental program geared toward providing leadership and organizational training, college prep for high school students, as well as networking for incoming students. An older sorority sister wrote a recommendation letter to explain how she has known Skylar since her pre-teen years (a mentor-mentee relationship) and has seen how in her role as vice president of the sorority, she increased campus recognition and re-engaged alumni. Skylar was recognized for various awards including BP Award for Achievement, NACME Scholars Program, third year participant in Michigan Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics program (MSTEM), and international education at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Skylar’s scholarship award is co-sponsored by Panasonic Automotive Systems. AWAF and Panasonic are proud to include you with our esteemed group of scholarship recipients.