2011 Winners

$2,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner - Best Overall

Faith S.
Mason, OH

"I am a senior in high school in Mason, Ohio. I plan to major in psychology at The Ohio State University, and I hope someday to have my own practice. This scholarship is going to be such a huge help paying for my tuition for freshman year. Thank you Scholarships.com!"
- Faith

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$1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner - Senior

Saiema A.
Vestal, NY

Saiema is a senior at Vestal High School and will graduate in June 2012. Currently, she is in the process of applying to college, where she plans on majoring in neuroscience and literature. Throughout high school, Saiema has been actively involved in Chemistry Magic Show, National Honor Society, and the Alcohol and Drugs Student Information Program. She is Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper and Vice President of Spanish Club. Saiema is also involved in her local mosque, serving as a volunteer teacher in a weekly class and a counselor at an Islamic summer camp. In her spare time, she likes to crochet, travel, and read.

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$1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner - Junior

Elisa R.
Glen Allen, VA

"I am a junior at Deep Run High School. I love art—whether it is drawing, acting, filmography, photography, dance, or music. I enjoy any activity that encourages creativity in myself and/or others. I hope to major in elementary education and teach in underprivileged countries while simultaneously learning about foreign cultures. I am so grateful to Scholarships.com for its help in supporting students’ dreams of going to college. Thanks to Scholarships.com I have now raised $1,000 for college!"
- Elisa

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$1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner - Sophomore

Ricardo D.
Guaynabo, PR

"Scholarships.com has proved to be a very useful tool for me. The website is easy to use and it has a very clean format. My favorite places are the Scholarship Matches and the College Search areas. The Scholarship Matches page is great because you get a list of all types of available scholarships and all the necessary information to apply to them. I have also used the College Search part of the website to organize my favorite colleges. Here I can have easy access to relevant information about these schools. Some of them even have video tours."
- Ricardo

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$1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Award Winner - Freshman

Brisas P.
Phoenix, AZ

"I am very proud to have reached many accomplishments at the age of fourteen. Some of these accomplishments are that I am trilingual, I speak Spanish, English, and Sign Language and as a freshman I already hold fifteen college credits. I have clear goals established for my life, I plan to graduate from high school in the Spring of 2013. After that, I plan to get a bachelor’s of science in biology at University of Arizona. Upon graduation, I hope to be accepted into the medical school at the University of California San Francisco. My interests are aligned with my goals. I enjoy reading, playing sports such as basketball and volleyball, and I am passionate about helping people and I volunteer as much as I am able to."
- Brisas

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