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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April 17, 2019

by Susan Dutca

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's engineering school will soon be called the "Grainger College of Engineering" after receiving another $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation. The Grainger donation is the largest amount ever gifted to a public university to rename a college. [...]

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by Susan Dutca

Thirteen parents and one coach charged in the "Operation Varsity Blues" college cheating scandal will plead guilty in accordance with plea agreements. While elite parents implicated in the admissions scandal cheated to help their children get into college, there is a growing concern about how students, in general, may be cheating their way through college; specifically by buying ghostwritten essays online. [...]

Auctioning Off College Admissions Seats?

April 2, 2019

by Susan Dutca

Why not have schools auction off college seats to the highest bidder? The question was posed by a senior vice president at the Harvard Management Company on his public LinkedIn page amid the recent national college admissions cheating scandal. According to Michael Cappucci, it is simply "an honest question." He goes on to ask, "Why do we have a system where wealthy parents have to make shady payments to even more shady intermediaries to get their kids into college?" The post, which has since been removed but still drew much online anger was authored by Cappucci who is "not a top official" at the company; many people still presumed Harvard is connected to his idea, according to Inside Higher Ed, but Harvard was quick to distance itself from the LinkedIn post. [...]

Last Reviewed: April 2019