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2015 Winners

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

Joanne N.
Sacramento, CA

"I am honored to being recognized as the Resolve to Evolve Scholarship winner. Scholarships.com has made the scholarship searching process much easier, and I am glad my counselor introduced me to the site! Scholarship searching is a long and arduous process, but the site has matched me up with doable scholarships that I am eligible for. Next fall, I will be enrolled in UC Berkeley studying Public Health, where I can learn about the policy and medical sides of health care. I hope to use my bachelor's in Public Health to better my community with health advocacy. After my bachelors, I plan to go to medical school where I can study Internal Medicine. I hope my knowledge in medicine and health policy will make an impact on the underprivileged. Presently, I am involved with multiple community service organizations and am continually obsessed with Harry Potter."
- Joanne

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

Jonathon S.
Weister, ID

"Scholarships.com is one of the best scholarship resources that I've found for college finance. The scholarship options on the site are numerous and varied and the website makes finding them easy and applying simple. Scholarships.com has been a very helpful site for me and I would recommend it to anyone looking to find money for college."
- Jonathon

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

Derrick R.
Houston, TX

"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."
- Derrick

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

Christina B.
St. Geroge, UT

"I have a love of learning new things and enjoy science - psychology in particular. I would like to someday major in psychology, hopefully making the world a better place. Scholarships.com has just made my goals a step closer. The daunting task of paying for college no longer seems so out of reach. I'm thankful for Scholarships.com for giving me this opportunity to better myself for the future. It just goes to show that nothing is impossible."
- Christina

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

Sophia J.
Nixa, MO

"Even as a freshman in high school, Scholarships.com has been an invaluable tool. As I look to my college future it becomes clear that expense is my greatest obstacle. Ideally, I would like to attend Washington University in St. Louis, major in Pre-Law and go on to be a judge or civil attorney. Scholarships.com is a tool that has helped me to take steps to overcome that obstacle of financing my education and make my dream of the courtroom closer to a reality."
- Sophia

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Latest College & Financial Aid News

College Admissions Deans’ Hopeful Message to the Class of 2021

July 2, 2020

by Izzy Hall

College admission requirements have already changed for the Class of 2021, as many schools have announced test-optional policies for the upcoming application period in the wake of widespread SAT and ACT test cancellations due to the coronavirus. Now, college admission deans have teamed up to sign a statement of empathy to rising high school seniors. Titled “Care Counts in Crisis”, this statement answers the questions of what college admissions teams are looking for in the applications of students who have been affected by the pandemic. [...]

New Menus for College Dining in Fall 2020

June 30, 2020

by Izzy Hall

The college dining hall – a place for food, friends and well-earned breaks. It’s known for a wide array of food bars, buffets, made-to-order stations and generous ice cream offerings. But for the Fall 2020 semester, the dining experience will undergo a reinvention to serve food safely amidst the novel coronavirus. What will the dining halls of the COVID-19 era look like? [...]

Paying for College during Coronavirus

June 26, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

If you're worried about how you will pay for college during the COVID-19 pandemic, you're not alone. Students and families are concerned about the college financial ramifications as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and higher education institutions are anticipating an increase in students' financial aid need, as well as a large number of college financial aid appeals. Fortunately, there are ample options and resources to help you pay for college these coming semesters. Explore the various options to find out which works best for your situation - from scholarship deadline extensions to relief provided through the CARES Act and more. [...]

Last Reviewed: July 2020