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Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes


June 30, 2018

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  • Scholarship Description
  • When you sign up for the CollegeSTEPS program, you will be automatically entered into the CollegeSTEPS sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000. Two sweepstakes drawings will be conducted to award three high school students and three college students $5,000 at each drawing! For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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Kunwar S.  on 3/18/2018 10:44:38 AM

I am currently a high school senior, and I have been accepted to my dream college- Purdue University! I wish to pursue a career in health sciences. I have always done volunteer services and extracurriculars such as Key Club, Student Council, Tennis, and Soccer at my high school. I apply for scholarships so I can get a boost to get one step closer to my dream job, to help others in need. Attending this college would mean that I would need to go out of state, and a scholarship would greatly help for some of the expenses, and I would appreciate it very much!

Hermilleth D  on 3/16/2018 9:24:54 PM

My name is Herm, I'm a high school year is almost over and the next step is college, I would love to attend Mount Saint Marry's University, where I recently got accepted, and continue my passion for helping those in need through nursing. However, I'm unable to attend this school of my dreams due to the great amount of money I have to pay, which I do not have even with all the loans that I could get. I would love to make a change in the world similar to how the nurse that took care of me gave me hope and happiness towards dire time. I would love to give back to those in need because I'm driven to make a difference and contribute all of my hard work when I become a nurse. Since FAFSA didn't give me anything any amount of scholarship would help me greatly. This school of my dreams is known for nursing and its great programs, resources, and more. I believe I could excel in this school and reach my goals with this school and this scholarship that you guys offer.

Thomas W  on 3/14/2018 12:54:01 PM

It's a really easy scholarship to apply for which made it even more inviting to go ahead and just submit the information. I applied for Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes because it would help me in my pursuit of expanding my education in Digital Marketing.

Ethan P.  on 2/21/2018 8:31:01 AM

I am currently a high school senior who will attend Colorado Christian University this fall. I have always enjoyed school and have really excelled in math and sciences. I’ve made academics a priority in my life and will be graduating with a 4.0 and a 30 ACT. I’m very excited to start my college career and will be majoring in Business and Ministry Management. I have been involved in sports, volunteer work, missions trips, and work projects throughout my high school years. I see the importance and helping others and putting them first. I’m doing my best to apply for scholarships so I can provide financially for my college career. I would like to travel overseas and use my degree on the mission field when I graduate from college. To be able to go on the mission field you have to be debt-free so I will be working hard throughout college to get it paid off. Any scholarships are so helpful and greatly appreciated.

Arsheen H  on 2/15/2018 5:15:57 PM

As the first person to go to college from my family, being a senior in high school has embarked me with tons of different decisions that will determine the rest of my future not only for me but for my parents and sibling as well. I hope to attend Georgia State University in the fall as a Biology major and work my way up to my Ph.D so I can become a college professor in Biology and Anatomy. With so many years of school ahead of me, I hope to receive the honor of being selected for this scholarship so that I can attend the grad school of my choice (Mercer University) that will provide me with the best education, without having to be short of money after all any little bit helps in these situations.

La'Shiya S  on 2/5/2018 5:59:42 PM

I am currently a high school senior, wanting to attend UNC-Pembroke. I would love to major in Nursing. I just love helping others, it really warms my heart up. Also I think that with the help from the scholarship. it will help me to focus more on my academic work and reaching my goal. without going through college wondering how I will be able to pay all of the money back.

Braden R.  on 1/29/2018 7:54:30 PM

I am a high school senior, wanting to go out of state for college. I am looking for scholarships to help make this dream a reality. I am ready to work hard for what I want to accomplish. I currently live in South Carolina, and want to get my degree in Sports Management from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this scholarship.

Vanessa I  on 1/24/2018 1:53:33 PM

I am a transfer student and currently attending Temple University. Temple was always my dream school, but now I would have to go to a different affordable University next semester since I can't afford. I hope i get this scholarship in order to continue my education in Temple.

Jillp  on 1/14/2018 9:47:28 PM

I am currently in high school and I am trying to find a way to afford to go to college. I would like to study prelaw and chemistry. I applied for this scholarship in hopes that it will make my dream of attending a great university come true.

Lindsey M  on 2/29/2016 9:36:19 PM

My name is Lindsey and I will be attending the University of Alabama fall of 2016 as a freshman. It has been a life long dream of mine and now that the time is near I am seeing how all of my hard work and dedication is paying off. Although college is very expensive, I believe it is worth the investment. I am a hard worker and a critical thinker who will not stop until I have achieved what I set out to do. I care about people and my goal is to help and encourage as many people as I can while being a registered nurse. My ultimate goal is to become a Nurse Anesthetist. Please invest in me and into my future by awarding me the scholarship. Thank you, Lindsey

Benjamin R  on 2/27/2016 8:59:08 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because i want to attend the University of Texas At Dallas. This scholarship would greatly help me in pursuing my dream in the cyber-security field.

Maximo L  on 2/27/2016 5:35:23 PM

Hello, my name is Maximo Luvianos and I applied to this scholarship in hopes of being able to attend The University of Texas at Arlington to become a mechanical engineer.

Alexis R  on 2/27/2016 2:32:15 AM

I hope this scholarship will help me when I transfer to Guam after I complete my first two years on Saipan, so I can pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. This scholarship awards a lot of money, so I hope it will not only cover my classes, but also by dorm rent.

Julie F  on 2/25/2016 10:10:49 AM

I've applied not expecting to be awarded this scholarship, however if I am it will help me to realize my dream of being a RN. I appreciate a chance to apply for this scholarship.

Aschlyn D  on 2/24/2016 11:36:23 AM

I am applying for this scholarship for needed funds to pursue my nursing degree. Thank you for the opportunity

Gabriel M  on 2/23/2016 9:29:43 PM

Yes! I did apply for this scholarship and I'm excited to hear about the out come of this scholarship. Why I applied for this scholarship? Was because anything will help me. I've recently been Accepted to my Top 3 schools UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio, ACU (Abilene Christian University, and UTRGV (University of Texas At Rio Grande Valley. I strive to accomplish my short term goals and now want to accomplish more to earn and get scholarship money for school. I will be attending UTSA in the fall and will be the first in my family to attend college outside of Harlingen. I hope to hear from you guys soon!

Thomas K  on 2/20/2016 10:20:30 AM

This scholarship would be a huge benefit towards my college endeavors and I am very happy to have applied to an organization that has been loyal to my family for years. I plan to earn my bachelors in Nursing while at the same time, trying to be as free from college debt as possible. Best of luck to the other applicants and I suggest that anyone that is considering to apply for this scholarship should put those feelings into action and definitely apply for this scholarship.

Brent F  on 2/16/2016 11:27:19 PM

Hi my name is Brent Fisher, I am applying to this scholarship because I am in a very low income household and I need to be able to attend college. I have a very high GPA at 3.9 but I cannot afford to attend any more college. I also need to be able to pay for the essentials for school like books, paper, a computer, and other things that are needed in going to college. I really would like to make my future better through going to school but if I cannot afford it then I cannot go. I don't want to spend my entire life working for a gas station. I want to do something with my life. I want to make an impact on the world. I want to help people. I cannot do this if I am running off a minimum wage job and barely being able to scrape by. So I need to go to college and in order to do that I need this scholarship. Please please please accept my application.

nathalee m  on 2/16/2016 7:13:55 PM

Hello I am applying for this scholarship because it would help me out a lot to move foward in finishing my degree

Yolanda W  on 2/14/2016 9:09:15 AM

Hello, I am applying for this scholarship because my Twin daughters are very deserving students and they need funding for college. More importantly, they are excellent students with 3.9 GPA's who face stiff unusually tough competition for scholarships. They have peers that have GPA's greater than 4.5 who are winning most scholarships. My daughter are engaged in school and community service activities. They have been honor roll students all twelve years and are earning at least 4.0 GPA each semester in their senior year. They enrolled in a very competitive Science and Technology program focused on engineering and biology. They have passed many Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Community College courses. They have a great future ahead of them and this scholarship would be a needed "Thank you for your hard work" reward. Thank you for your consideration.

Janell L  on 2/13/2016 9:35:48 PM

Hello! My name is Janell and i am a highschool sophomore already looking into colleges and scholarships. I really want to pursue my college education in business management and or business administration. This scholarship would really help me pay for any college expenses needed for my education. This is such a great opportunity and i really appreciate that this scholarship is open for anybody! Thank you

Connie E  on 2/11/2016 6:40:59 PM

Hello My name is Connie , I am starting to fill out application for scholarships for the Summer and Fall of 2016. this is my second semaster in college I was able to use the last six months of my husband's GI Bill to start college. we had gave most of it to the kids to use.So I am really looking forward into getting some grants, because it is not in the budget for me to pay out of pocket. And I really would like to finish college.

Mercedes M  on 2/11/2016 3:27:58 PM

I applied to this scholarship in order to hopefully get some funding to study abroad in Japan. My school has a program that lets us study in Japan for a quarter, but of course, its expensive so I am looking for help to continue studying Japanese and Japanese culture. I would be extremely grateful!

Christopher V  on 2/10/2016 3:34:07 AM

I applied for this scholarship because I need some extra funding to pay for some much needed software for my degree program. As an unemployed student trying to get through Theology school I need a software program that costs 1300.00 and thats not exactly affordable. I really hope I can get this scholarship to help offset this expense.

erika v  on 2/2/2016 9:27:12 PM

Thank you for posting this up for us! I would use this money to finish my bachelors and get started on law school, my dream.

Jesus O  on 2/1/2016 12:06:24 PM

I am the first person to attend college in my family and would really need help financially to attend college.

Michael H  on 1/31/2016 6:02:29 PM

Thank you for the opportunity given to many of us to apply for this scholarship. I applied for this scholarship because I would love the chance to study aboard in my senior year. This would help defer some of the cost of my education and help out my parents financially. Thank you for your consideration.

Elizabeth D  on 1/30/2016 3:28:43 AM

I am Elizabeth Jana Danforth I'm a 44-year-old single mom of a college student as well. I'm going back to college for the third time, now that my daughter has graduated high school I'm able to go back. I am still in petroleum data management which falls under the engineering program. And I'm getting my Associates degree first. So that I can work well finishing my certificate in patrolling today management. Thank you so much for your time and your consideration.

Kahlise E  on 1/29/2016 5:53:12 PM

Hello My name Is Kahlise I Just wanted to say hank You For This Opportunity.

Austin S  on 1/28/2016 5:34:46 PM

Hello, my Name is Austin I'm graduating high school I come from a family where my pea rents started collage but dropped out and my mothers going back which lead me to feel how am I sopposed to be able to pay for my collage and how am I going to be able to get into collage I have 5 other siblings and have a trouble just getting to school every day

Gabriel P  on 1/28/2016 5:32:58 PM

I'm applying because my parents have to send my sister and I to college in the fall 2016.

Litrice B  on 1/28/2016 11:21:24 AM

Hello! My name is Litrice! I applied for this scholarship in hopes to win... I decided to return to college to get a degree and finally pursue my ideal job in Human Resources. I have many regrets not continuing my education straight out of high school but it was financially rough and still is to this date. I see no change but time passing by with no accomplishment to show :( Lesson learned in this life. Now we have 7 children! Which is why I want to obtain a Bachelor's degree and be a role model to each of our children! Plus, NO ONE in my family even attended college, and only 3 of my entire family members graduated high school! So this is a huge step and motivator for me to accomplish this in my life! I resigned my job to go to school full time while my awesome and supportive husband works hard as an Active duty soldier to support my dreams! We could really use this scholarship! Good luck to everyone who applied!

Trevor W  on 1/27/2016 9:58:22 PM

Trevor W. on 01/27/16 I am applying for this scholarship because I want to attend Arizona Christian University. I would like to receive a 4 year degree, I will be the first in my family.

Tiffany Y  on 1/26/2016 2:49:38 PM

Hello I am Tiffany York. i applying for this scholarship because I got accepted into Meredith college. I want to be an elementary teacher. I am excited about being able to teach young minds. I work with my two younger nephews. It's a thrill to teach them and to see their excitement over it. I know getting to my dream I need help because my parents are not able to help me. So i need to do all that I can to see that my dream happens.

Tiffany Y  on 1/26/2016 2:43:14 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I got accepted into the college I wanted Meredith. I want to become a elementary teacher. I know my family can't afford to send me. The only way I get a chance for college is to apply for help. Sincerely, Tiffany York

Natalie F  on 1/25/2016 1:54:18 PM

I am currently enrolled in college. I, including my family are struggling to pay my bills. I work two jobs while being a full time student. I feel bad for my family because I can't help out as much as I want to. We need as much help as we can get so I can finish my college degree and not have to take a break or drop out all together.

Sara J  on 1/25/2016 12:04:52 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I want to go to college but I know my family is going to struggle so I would like to help them out any way possible.

shenita c  on 1/23/2016 3:32:34 PM

Hi my name is Shenita Clark I am applying for this scholarship because I don't have enough financial aid to cover my tuition. I'm going to school for my bachelor's degree in Criminal Justices and I'm bout finish I would be finish in September of this year. I'm hoping that I can get help so I can finish school and get a better job in my career field to provide a better life for me & my kids. Thank you in advance

Brianna K  on 1/21/2016 9:46:24 AM

My name is Brianna Kammer. I am pursuing a nursing degree after my father had a heart transplant and I spent a lot of time with the nurses who cared for him. I appreciate Wells Fargo for not only giving out scholarships, but providing student loans with low interest rates as well.

Edwin G  on 1/13/2016 3:53:57 PM

I want to thank your for your time in looking over my application. I have a 3.6 GPA and my dream job is to become a correctional officer. I appreciate Wells Fargo for making the scholarship, and making us students being able to continue our eduaction

Jada H  on 1/9/2016 1:03:27 PM

Hello, My Name is Jada Howard and i would like to thank Wells Fargo for giving students the chance to chase their dreams, not only financially, but with your deeds also.

Sardy H  on 1/7/2016 1:27:45 AM

I ,like many others, am very thankful for this opportunity that could help greatly.

DaJa'E T  on 1/6/2016 7:13:24 PM

Hi, my name is DaJa'e Thompson, and I applied for this scholarship because I want to continue my education of becoming a psychologist and becoming the first in my family to graduate from college. I look forward to hearing from you and I want to thank Wells Fargo for this opportunity.

Caleb G  on 1/2/2016 1:32:52 PM

Big thanks to Wells Fargo for caring about the education of the next generation. I hope to hear back soon and i appreciate what Wells Fargo is doing to help students like me around the U.S,

Hunter H  on 1/2/2016 1:25:08 PM

I am Hunter Harvey. I currently have a 3.71 GPA and plan to own audiology practice. I am interested in your scholarship and in learning about your investment opportunities.

Hailey T  on 1/2/2016 7:48:27 AM

My name is Hailey Thomas. I am currently seeking the Wells Fargo scholarship money to start my education and career path to be a speech therapist and sign language interpreter. I have proven to be an exceptional student, in high school, with a current GPA of 3.8, taking college courses and health care advanced courses in my sophomore and junior year. The scholarship money would help bring me a step closer to my dream. Thank you so much.

Nicole C  on 1/1/2016 11:59:44 PM

Thank you Wells Fargo for the chance to win some aid for school! Hope to hear back from your company, it would help a lot with my education.

Bayush B  on 1/1/2016 11:55:28 PM

Hi I am bayush bahilu and I'm really hoping to get this money, I have 3.38 GPA and wishing to go to medical school. I Really need your help Well's Fargo my future depends on you.

Donna W  on 1/1/2016 2:57:06 AM

My name is Donna, 51 year old LPN, who now has the chance to further my career in Nursing. This is my passion and I love Nursing!!!!!!

Christin G  on 12/30/2015 1:32:57 PM

I am Christin Goodin. Super excited I am to have this chance in obtaining college grant money. This aids my future, and would be greatly appreciated. I am the first person in my family (from both sides) to attend college. I currently hold a 3.68 GPA and put an enormous amount of time and effort into my college courses. Personally, this would benefit my financial aid needs, as I wish to hear from Well's Fargo in the coming months!

Diego C  on 12/22/2015 9:45:35 AM

Hope to hear back soon! Good luck to all of the upcoming/current college students!

Mahamud M  on 12/17/2015 5:53:39 PM

Hello name is Mahamud Mahamed and, I would be thoroughly excited to receive and am very interested in this scholarship.

April M  on 12/8/2015 2:23:52 PM

It's a pleasure to be apart of this great and wonderful experience, and opportunity to have you apart of my assistance.

Sheyla P  on 12/3/2015 12:29:47 AM

So happy to see my bank offers and even more extensive form of assistance to future college students, can't wait to hear back!

Clara H  on 12/2/2015 1:30:36 PM

I have returned to after 20 years and I am in need of additional money. Thank you for helping to continue my education.

Uriel L  on 12/2/2015 12:06:03 AM

This is such an amazing opportunity that Wells Fargo is providing students. I thank you for your time in considering my application.

Tabitha K  on 11/30/2015 10:10:30 PM

Thank you for your time in considering me for this scholarship!

Katelyn P  on 11/28/2015 1:41:00 PM

It would be a honor and a dream come true for me and my family. I be first to attend college in my family. Winning this would be a life saver for me without it I might not be able to finish school. Thank you

Carol U  on 11/20/2015 8:10:34 AM

So happy I got to apply! This is a wonderful opportunity! Thank you very much!

lizberny s  on 11/13/2015 6:06:51 PM

I am thankful for the opportunity Wells Fargo is giving students. I really appreciate the opportunity and i would be a honor to win.

Amaree W  on 11/9/2015 2:08:04 AM

I am excited to hear from you. It would be an honor to win. I'm greatful for this opportunity

Karsyn R  on 11/6/2015 2:06:10 PM

Thank you for taking your time to consider me thank you!

Amari W  on 11/3/2015 2:30:54 PM

Hopefully i hear you soon! Thank You and I appreciate the opportunity.

Jessica W  on 10/26/2015 6:49:50 PM

Thank you for your consideration.

Ann P  on 10/14/2015 6:04:48 PM

Looking forward to hear from you! Thanks.

Jeffery L  on 10/13/2015 3:57:48 PM

I was able to apply and hopefully a response.

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