2009 Winners

$1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner

Andrew K.
Lincoln, NB
University of Nebraska

Andrew is a junior at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, majoring in political science and economics. He hopes to attend law school upon completion of his undergraduate studies. Andrew's passion for writing and debate as well as a keen interest in government sparked his desire to become a lawyer. Andrew's ultimate goal is to have a voice in public policy: to earnestly seek resolutions to the economic, diplomatic, and infrastructure concerns facing our nation.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys playing and watching sports (particularly basketball, baseball, and golf), running, weight lifting, reading mystery novels, watching "The Daily Show", debating politics, and hanging out with friends. He also serves on the executive board of my fraternity, and am actively involved in its day-to-day activities.

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$1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner

Jennifer C.
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Jennifer plans to graduate with a Master’s degree in Human Factors and Applied Cognition from George Mason University (GMU). She graduated with a major in Biological Basis of Behavior and a minor in Consumer Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working as a research assistant at GMU’s Arch Lab and as an intern at the Census Bureau’s Usability Lab. She is interested in human-computer interaction, arts and crafts, as well as animals.

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$1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner

Tai W.
Phoenix, AZ
University of Phoenix

Tai is a returning student; completing his associates degree in business at the University of Phoenix. In anticipation of completing his associates, he is in the process of enrolling at ASU to pursue a Bachelor's of Science and Engineering in Environmental and Civil Engineering. Tai hopes to one day work on projects that focus on resource conservation, and are environmentally sustainable. He also want to be a good role model for his 10 month old daughter, and provide for her and her mother. When he is not focusing on family or school, Tai enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and playing sports.

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$1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner

Tara M.
Littleton, CO
University of Denver

Tara is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Denver studying K-12 Leadership and Policy Studies. Her dissertation will explore the effects of early childhood education on the literacy and language acquisition of English language learners by third grade. Tara teaches elementary English as a Second Language and works as a Spanish translator/interpreter. She enjoys hiking in the mountains near her home, reading and traveling. Most of all, she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

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$1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner

Yvonne V.
Chicago, IL
DePaul University

Yvonne is currently am a senior at DePaul University majoring in public policy and Latino studies with a minor in Spanish. She is dedicated to advancing the financial, political and social status of low-income communities through research, education, and activism.

She plans on applying for doctoral programs in sociology to understand the theoretical and practical explanations as to why some low-income students are academically successful while others struggle. Yvonne's dedication to understanding poverty is reflected in her participation in the McNair Scholars Program where she studied how parental involvement influences the academic performance of low-income Latino students.

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