Phillip Mason


“Being a Dolphin Scholar means getting the chance at a higher education. College is not a cheap endeavor, and many kids my age have to take loans that take ages to pay off. With my father about to retire, I’m not entirely sure about our family’s future financial situation. However, thanks to both the Dolphin Scholarship and my university’s financial aid, I am able to attend one of the most prestigious colleges…MIT. With your kind contribution, I have been able to focus on my studies without worrying about my tuition fees. I do not know if I could keep high grades and experience everything that college has to offer if I also had to work to attend school. As I continue with my education, I will always remember that I could never have made it this far without all of the people who’ve supported me. Thank you for granting me this chance to achieve my dreams. ”

Selected: 2023
Sponsor: CAPT Eric Mason, USN
High School:  Phoebus High School
College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Academic & Extracurricular Highlights:
• 5.0 GPA
• Robotics Club
Scholarship: RADM Thomas A. Meinicke Scholar