2007 Winners

1st Place - $3,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner

Anna A.
St. Louis, MO
University of Chicago

Anna will be attending the University of Chicago in the fall, with a prospective major in economics or public policy.

She enjoys learning about other cultures, playing tennis, and playing the piano. She hopes to pursue community outreach and social justice activities, ultimately building up to a career in the non-profit sector.

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2nd Place - $2,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner

Theresa G.
Itasca, IL
Michigan State University

Theresa will be attending Michigan State University in the fall with a prospective double major in comparative cultures and politics and in journalism. She has a passion for traveling and recently traveled to Spain to participate in a cultural immersion program.

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3rd Place - $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner

Alesa D.
Belleville, IL
University of Southern California

Alesa will be starting her undergraduate career this fall at the University of Southern California. At present, she intends to study communications with a pre-law track.

She enjoys learning about other cultures and religions, volunteering in the communities in which she lived, and spending free time with friends and family.

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4th Place - $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner

Johnathan R.
Longmont, CO
Colorado State University

Johnathan has always been fascinated in studying how and why things work. He is currently following his dream of discovering why the cosmos operates the way it does and what makes systems work by pursuing a major in engineering science with an aerospace emphasis at Colorado State University.

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5th Place - $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner

Jessica Z.
Vassar, MI
Northwood University

Jessica will begin her undergraduate studies at Northwood University where she intends to study business. She hopes to work as a financial advisor. She is a very active person and enjoys running, skiing, volleyball, hiking, and canoeing.

She believes that a career in education will allow her the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people, while providing me with a career that is not only challenging, but rewarding as well.

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6th Place - $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner

Melissa M.
Bel Air, MD
University of Maryland

Melissa will be attending University of Maryland, College Park in the fall. She has not declared a major but has interests in government and politics and the sciences, and also hopes to pursue creative writing.

Melissa enjoys sports and was a member of her high school field hockey team. She also plays the violin, and spends her free time scrapbooking, swimming in the ocean, or hanging out with family and friends.

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7th Place - $3,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner

Julie V.
Camp Hill, PA
Lebanon Valley College

Julie will begin her undergraduates studies at Lebanon Valley College. She intends to major in biology and has immense interest in genetics research.

Julie enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle through music and sports. She enjoys playing the violin and was a member of the school soccer and basketball teams. She plans to continue playing soccer at the college level.

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