Leilani Merkle<br />


“Being a Dolphin Scholar means opportunity. Opportunity to go further than what I thought was possible and give back to my family and community. Opportunity to honor those who have served and sacrificed before me so that I can achieve my goals now.”

Selected: 2021
Sponsor: MM2(SS) Eric Merkle, USN (Disch.)
College: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Year: Senior
Major: Aerospace Engineering – Aero Track
Academic & Extracurricular Activities:

  • Academic Mentor
  • Residential Assistant
  • Minoring in Systems Engineering and becoming certified in project management

Scholarship:  Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Scholar