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

Michigan Offers Free Community College Education to Essential Workers

September 24, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The state of Michigan is set to offer two years of free community college to essential workers who were required by their job to leave the house and work at least 11 weeks in the spring during the coronavirus pandemic. This unique opportunity, called Futures for Frontliners, opens doors to essential workers who are not commonly considered front-line workers and an estimated 600,000 residents could qualify. [...]

Colleges Waiving SAT and ACT Requirements for Merit Scholarships

September 22, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Many colleges have waived SAT and ACT score requirements for high school seniors currently applying to college due to how difficult it has been to sign up for standardized testing during the coronavirus pandemic. Now some colleges are also waiving standardized test score requirements when awarding merit scholarships to incoming students. Instead of requiring SAT and ACT scores, these schools will award scholarships based on high school GPA. [...]

Introducing Scholarships.com’s Online Education Section for Students

September 17, 2020

by Izzy Hall

It’s new. It’s different. It can be frustrating. It’s probably how you’re experiencing school these days. It’s online education. The coronavirus has rapidly expanded the adoption of online, virtual and distance learning, from college all the way down to elementary school. As a relatively new practice, schools, students and staff have all had to make adjustments to their curriculums and their expectations. Students may be wondering – how can I be successful in online school? How can I make it work for me? Our new Online Education section has the answers to all of your online learning questions. [...]

Last Reviewed: September 2020