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2014 Winners

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

Bhavin G
Portland, OR

"I'm most interested in studying economics and international relations. I'm aiming to go to the University of Pennsylvania for college. I enjoy amateur photography, playing some tennis in my free time, and reading. Economics is definitely one of my favorite subjects and I'd like to pursue a career in that field in the future. Thanks so much, Scholarships.com!"
- Bhavin

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

Megan G.
Escondido, CA

"As just another senior in high school preparing to go to college I was pleasantly surprised to be announced the senior winner of the Resolve to Evolve Essay contest! Because of Scholarships.com I have now received my first scholarship award and I am much more confident that I can find a way to pay for college. I am so grateful for the opportunity to pursue my dreams and interests in architecture/interior design. Because of this wonderful website I know that I can accomplish anything!"
- Megan

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

Mohammed R.
Auburn, WA

"I am greatly honored for being awarded as the junior winner of Scholarship.com's Resolve to Evolve Scholarship Essay Contest. I have been using this comprehensive resource to look for scholarships and essay contests for quite some time, and I have found it really helpful. I am a first-year IB diploma candidate. My favorite subjects include biology, literature, and math. I enjoy being involved both inside and outside of school. I am really passionate about pursuing a career in the medical field, and so I plan to study something "sciency" in college. Again, thank you, and I plan to continue using Scholarships.com to help pay for my higher education and ultimately help me achieve my academic and career goals."
- Mohammed

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

Lin Z.
Pinole, CA

"Life. What is life? That's a deep question that I've chosen to dedicate the rest of my educational career to through a scientific standpoint. The complex way each cell interacts with another at the molecular level continues to amaze me every day. In college, I plan to major in Biology and pursue medical school later on. I also love running track. The satisfaction of crossing the finish line first motivates me to work harder and harder to obtain my goals. Whether I'm struggling through a late study session or out sprinting a 400, I'll always remind myself, "a lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain" (Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand).

I would also like to express my gratitude of Scholarships.com as this foundation supports me through my educational journey. There are a plethora of scholarship opportunities on this website. As long as one puts in effort, one day, the results will be fruitful."
- Lin

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

Katelyn R.
Phoenix, AZ

"I found scholarships.com the summer before my freshmen year of high school and I truly believe that it is never too early to start thinking about the future. The Resolve to Evolve Essay was the first scholarship that I decided to enter and I'm so grateful that I did. I can't thank scholarships.com enough for this opportunity.In college, I hope to major in business and I am eager for the future. Some of my interests are soccer, FBLA, student council, Spanish club and orchestra. In my free time, I enjoy studying and playing the cello."
- Katelyn R.

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