We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the January 2018 Edmit scholarship, Byria Hamblin! Byria will be enrolling at Tulane, and has a unique path to college and some inspiring and useful tips for navigating this important choice. You can read her story here.
Our runner-up is Agustin Vallejo whose story is featured here.
We had 140 students enter, with entries from 38 states across the country.
Some of our favorite lines from your entries:
- I want to go to college so that I can become a physician...Change can...be implemented at the interpersonal level—in everyday interactions as a physician, father, and member of the community. To me, going to college means learning more about those around me, nature, and how the two can be intertwined to implement change in my community.
- My parents risked their life to come to the US so I could have an education since they weren’t allowed to. I do not want their risk to go to waste. I...want to be a teacher and a college degree is needed for that.
- I hope to rely on the college's financial aid package as much as I can. In addition, I also have a savings account. Because I do want to become a doctor, and I know that medical school is expensive, my goal is to take out no loans — in other words, I will be attending the college that is the best fit for me, in addition to being the most cost effective.
The Edmit Scholarship is a quarterly event. Our next contest is starting today, with a deadline of March 15, and we encourage high school seniors to apply to be considered. All it takes is to answer three simple questions about your college goals. Spread the word!
Congratulations Byria and Agustin, and our best wishes to everyone who applied!