Congrats on the scholarship. Wasn't aware the Depot did that. I am pleased that they give back to the community in that way.
Since the Depot is primarily homeowner-oriented, their tool selection slants that way. hand tools and such, they have decent offerings, and I am sure many professional tradesmen shop there. Things like meters and such, they will tend to the lower price brands like Sperry. There is nothing wrong with those, but soemtimes a pro just does need to invest in top-of-the line tools to get the features and performance he needs. The internet is a good source for such items.