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2012 Winners

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

Joseph Y.
Sugar Hill, GA

"I'm an 18-year-old living in Sugar Hill, Georgia, going to North Gwinnett High School. I plan on attending the University of Georgia next fall, and I currently want to major in Film, English or Environmental Science. I love reading, writing, movies and walking. I play the bass guitar and work as a waiter at a local restaurant. Scholarships.com has been a big help in locating potential scholarship awards for me. The whole process seems a lot easier to navigate thanks to the website. Whenever anyone I know needs help finding money for college, I suggest that they check out Scholarships.com."
- Joseph

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

Denee M.
Desoto, TX

"I'm a 17-year-old oddity, possessing every recessive gene for an American teenager. In other words, I'm very unusual, and love being that way. I'm a Seventh-Day Adventist vegan, and have been since birth. Church activities and hanging out with my friends make me happy and bring out the true weirdo goofball in me. Odd or not, however, I'm going to college, and I can't wait. I'm going to find my dream, what I'm passionate about, and what I want to do, which I think might have something to do with writing. I plan to head to either Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama or Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. One thing that's constant amidst all this uncertainty is options for paying for college. Scholarships.com has been a big help in finding me scholarships to apply for (they did all the dirty work) even before they awarded me with one. I am grateful to all at Scholarships.com for my award and all they have done for me and (I trust) will continue to do for me as I continue my scholarship search."
- Denee

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

Erika P.
Beaverton, OR

"I was very pleased with the variety of scholarship opportunities that were available to me via Scholarships.com. I was able to get the first scholarship that I applied for (I realize that this is a rare feat). It was all thanks to the organization and vast variety of options that I found on Scholarships.com that I was able to do so. I believe that it is important that we expose ourselves as much as we can to build a bank of experience and this website has helped me to get my name out and show people what I stand for. I am aspiring towards getting a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. With years of schooling ahead of me and mountains of fees to pay, I am doing as much as I can and using all of the resources available to me in order to complete my goal. I would like to thank Scholarships.com for making my dreams seem within my reach."
- Erika

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

Jaelin W.
Atlanta, GA

"I am an aspiring marine biologist. I recently participated in the Dive Program at the Georgia Aquarium and hope to be a certified scuba diver one day. At my school, I am an officer in the JROTC and play Water Polo for both the co-ed and girls teams. I am in the Chorus, Show Choir, and Drama Club where I also choreograph routines for our musicals. I am very excited about college but not about the expense of out-of-state tuition. Scholarships.com is helping me to attack the expense of potentially attending college far away from home. I am amazed at the number of scholarships offered and the way they help me to organize my search. This is the first scholarship I have ever won, but who knows, Scholarships.com may help me to get to the college and ocean of my dreams."
- Jaelin

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

Destini C.
Glassboro, NJ

"After high school my intentions are to attend a prestigious college to eventually earn a degree somewhere in the business or marketing field. I understand that college is expensive and Scholarships.com has helped me get a head-start in looking for scholarships so that when the time comes, my college expenses will be reduced by a considerable amount. Any scholarship, regardless of amount, will help me in a few years when it's time to start making post-graduation decisions. I will continue to use scholarships.com to try and earn as much money as possible for college. This website is easy to navigate through, provides reliable links, and allows me to view scholarships that appeal to my interests. Thanks Scholarships.com!"
- Destini

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