1st Place - $3,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner
University of Colorado/Colorado Springs
April will be attending the University of Colorado/Colorado Springs in the fall to pursue a career in elementary education. She loves working with young children, and has worked and volunteered as a gymnastics coach, a nanny, a tutor, a peer counselor, a Special Olympics swimming coach, and an aide for mentally-challenged adolescents and young adults.
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.
2nd Place - $2,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner
University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall with majors in business and nursing as part of the Coordinated Dual-Degree Program in Nursing and Healthcare Management, which combines the Wharton School of Business and the Penn School of Nursing. His desire to pursue these majors stemmed from his experiences with varied health-related topics, including a medical internship where he studied the projected impact of a retiring baby-boomer population on our nation’s healthcare.
He enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, playing sports (especially basketball and water polo), and of course, making memories with his friends.
3rd Place - $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner
Basking Ridge, NJ
Christopher will be starting his undergraduate career this fall at Boston College, where he plans to major in either History or English. After college, he plans to pursue a career as a lawyer. Christopher also enjoys basketball, rock climbing, surfing, and gardening.
4th Place - $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner
Michigan State University
Benjamin will begin his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and plans to major in Biochemistry. He enjoys political and social satire, competitive marching band, reading, and video games.
5th Place - $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner
Great Falls, VA
College of William and Mary in Williamsburg
Afsoon will begin her undergraduate studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Although she has not yet declared a major, Afsoon plans on pursuing a double major in government and psychology.
In her free time, Afsoon takes kickboxing, helps teach tennis to children, and plays the piano. She also enjoys creative writing, hanging out with friends, seeing movies, going out for dinner, and listening to music.
6th Place - $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner
Mt. San Jacinto College
Rebekah will be attending Mt. San Jacinto College in the fall. She plans to pursue a degree in biological sciences and, ultimately, a physician's assistant degree. She hopes to use her college education as a means to tangibly help people with their physical needs.
Rebekah enjoys playing the piano and currently has six piano students whom she encourages to cultivate the same love for playing the piano. Some of her favorite activities are going on road trips with her parents and three brothers, and hanging out with friends.
7th Place - $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Winner
Big Rapids, MI
Alexandra will be attending Columbia University in the fall, where she plans to major in political science. She is interested in pursuing a career in international relations or journalism. Alexandra also enjoys travel, photography, literature, music, cinema, and following the current elections as closely as possible.
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