Meet Our 2008 Scholarship Winners

Since 2006, we've given away more than $750,000 in free college scholarships. You could be the next scholarship winner. We award thousands of scholarship dollars each month -- just check out all the lucky students below. Join now to start earning points -- every point you earn is a chance to win one of our scholarships worth up to $10,000.

December 2008 Scholarship Winners

ZoomPanel Scholarship $1,000 Winner

December 2008

Kelli Saxer, Texas Tech University

Kelli Saxer

Texas Tech University

" Being a first generation college student, my family often w…"

" Being a first generation college student, my family often wonders how we will pay for it. We save every penny, apply to all the scholarships I'm eligible for, and look into different loans. This $1,000 scholarship will help us out tremendously. Every little bit helps. After all, it is $1,000 we won't have to pay back. So, thanks, ScholarshipPoints, you have no idea how much this helps my family!"

ING Savings Challenge $500 Winner

December 2008

Belinda Cherie Ramirez, Brigham Young University

Belinda Cherie Ramirez

Brigham Young University

"I'm a sophomore at BYU studying Latin American Studies. Part…"

"I'm a sophomore at BYU studying Latin American Studies. Participating in the savings challenge has really helped me from being tempted to spend. Now, thanks to ScholarshipPoints.com, I have a little bit more to save! I'll use this money to help pay off some loans and prepare for the upcoming semesters. Thank you ScholarshipPoints, you've made someone very happy today."

ING Savings Challenge $500 Winner

December 2008

Nate Beaulieu, Great Bay Community College

Nate Beaulieu

Great Bay Community College

" I'm a sophomore at Great Bay Community College in New Hamps…"

" I'm a sophomore at Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire. I've been planning to transfer to a southern school next fall, but it's just been a little out of my financial reach. This $500 will cover the cost of books this semester and put me much closer to my end goal!"

December 2008 Scholarship $1,000 Winner

December 2008

Lourdes Marie Sanjurjo, University of West Georgia

Lourdes Marie Sanjurjo

University of West Georgia

" I'm a Pre-Speech Language Pathology major at the University…"

" I'm a Pre-Speech Language Pathology major at the University of West Georgia. As a Freshman, it's been a tough year financially. This scholarship will allow me to buy books and possibly a laptop! Thank you ScholarshipPoints, it truly means a lot to me."

November 2008 Scholarship Winners

ZoomPanel Scholarship $1,000 Winner

November 2008

Christina Sorenson, Heald College in Honolulu

Christina Sorenson

Heald College in Honolulu

" Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am so excited and…"

" Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am so excited and very encouraged by all of this to graduate from Heald Business College with a 4.0! Thanks ScholarshipPoints.com! "

November 2008 Scholarship $1,000 Winner

November 2008

Matt Webster, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Matt Webster

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

" I can't begin to express my gratitude for this scholarship!…"

" I can't begin to express my gratitude for this scholarship! I am a graduate student with a ton of student debt. In fact, I was worried about this coming semester coming out of my pocket. I did not know how I was going to manage this and was very pleasantly surprised when ScholarshipPoints told me I won. Thank you so much for providing this service and for helping others who are trying to reach their academic goals! "

ZoomPanel Scholarship $10,000 Winner

November 2008

Victoria Fiorentino, George Washington University

Victoria Fiorentino

George Washington University

" I am studying Anthropology and Biology at the George Washin…"

" I am studying Anthropology and Biology at the George Washington University. With student loans looming over my head, I am so thankful for this scholarship, which will be of immense help to me. As a sophomore, I feel the stress of financial burdens on my education, and greatly appreciate the opportunity to receive such help. I cannot express enough how much this scholarship means to me! I would recommend everybody strive for opportunities like these. Thank you so much!"

October 2008 Scholarship Winners

ZoomPanel Scholarship $1,000 Winner

October 2008

Eno Akpan, Georgia Perimeter College

Eno Akpan

Georgia Perimeter College

" I am sophomore student of Georgia Perimeter College. With t…"

" I am sophomore student of Georgia Perimeter College. With the rising cost of education, I am more than grateful for this scholarship. I recently changed my major from pre-medicine to pre-nursing and this scholarship will help me to buy the expensive biology textbooks i need for the pre-nursing course. Thank you ZoomPanel. Thank you Scholarshippoints.com. I'm blessed to have known you guys. "

September 2008 Scholarship Winners

ZoomPanel Scholarship $1,000 Winner

September 2008

Abigail Shaughnessy, Boston College

Abigail Shaughnessy

Boston College

"I am so thankful for this scholarship. Because of my nursing…"

"I am so thankful for this scholarship. Because of my nursing major, books get more expensive every year. This scholarship will help me cover my books and lab fees for the next semester. Thanks ScholarshipPoints!"

September 2008 Scholarship $1,000 Winner

September 2008

Sol Eckel, Delgado Community College

Sol Eckel

Delgado Community College

"I am a Nursing student at Delgado Community College in New O…"

"I am a Nursing student at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. I am very appreciative to have received this scholarship, it will help me pay for school and relieve some stress! Thank you so much! I would also like to encourage other students to keep trying to get those scholarships, there is enough for all of us!"

Scholarship Idol Scholarship $1,000 Winner

September 2008

Adrian Mique, San Diego State University

Adrian Mique

San Diego State University

" First of all I want to thank God for gracing me with this s…"

" First of all I want to thank God for gracing me with this scholarship! Prayer works! JIL CYNsd! I am a freshman from San Diego State University and starting college is a new experience for my whole family. As the first one to go in I hope I can be an example to my little brothers. Thanks to this scholarship, I can now focus more on my studies rather than my worries and succeed!

Thank you guys so much for everyone who voted for me! Especially the Morsehead's! My video is an expression of how hard it is to beat tuition but this site is the real deal, I'm no fake and neither is this website I'm sure this'll prove it. God is Love!."

August 2008 Scholarship Winners

ZoomPanel Scholarship $1,000 Winner

August 2008

Michael Thompson, Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Michael Thompson

Polytechnic Institute of NYU

" I am currently a senior at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, pu…"

" I am currently a senior at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, pursuing a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. It has been a financial struggle for my mom and I since my father succumbed to cancer two years ago. This scholarship is greatly appreciated since it will enable me to repay some of the substantial loans I have incurred. Thank you very much for affording me this stupendous opportunity."

Cappex Scholarship $500 Winner

August 2008

Drew Colbert, Western Michigan University

Drew Colbert

Western Michigan University

" My name is Drew Colbert, I am nineteen years old, a junior…"

" My name is Drew Colbert, I am nineteen years old, a junior at Western Michigan University, and the most recent winner of the Cappex $500 scholarship. I am a psychology major and seeing as it is my third year, my classes are becoming much more major intensive, more expensive, and more time consuming. This $500 scholarship was just what I needed to take a little bit of the edge off of tuition this year. I would encourage everyone to apply for this and any other scholarship you find, the rewards are more than just financial; they are time saved and stress relieved. Have a great school year everyone, and keep on checking out those scholarships!"

August 2008 Scholarship $1,000 Winner

August 2008

Jennifer Darby, Institute of Business and Medical Careers

Jennifer Darby

Institute of Business and Medical Careers

" My name is Jennifer, I'm a single mom of two and go to scho…"

" My name is Jennifer, I'm a single mom of two and go to school full time working towards a Medical Assisting Degree. This scholarship helped me out so much and I'm very grateful to have received such a big help. Thank You ScholarshipPoints!"

July 2008 Scholarship Winners

ZoomPanel Scholarship $1,000 Winner

July 2008

Brianne Calandra, University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Brianne Calandra

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

" I am so very excited to have won this. This will help out w…"

" I am so very excited to have won this. This will help out with books and tuition for the semester and will make it financially easier for me to be able to afford other things I need for school like supplies for my projects as I am an architecture major. Thank you so much!"

July 2008 Scholarship $1,000 Winner

July 2008

Kaitlyn Ball, Ohio University

Kaitlyn Ball

Ohio University

" What can I say THANK YOU, THANK YOU & THANK YOU!!!!!! I am…"

" What can I say THANK YOU, THANK YOU & THANK YOU!!!!!! I am a junior in Business, I want to work for a large corporation, in their international sales department. Travel to various countries close deals and bring the corporations to the U.S. to improve the job market. I can work less hours this quarter and use the extra time to study. This will be the FIRST QUARTER I don't have to juggle my time to make school and my job work. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Kaitlyn Ball"

June 2008 Scholarship Winners

ZoomPanel Scholarship $1,000 Winner

June 2008

Thomas Troia, University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Thomas Troia

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

" My name is Thomas Troia. I go to school at the University o…"

" My name is Thomas Troia. I go to school at the University of Nevada. Thank you to ScholarshipPoints and ZoomPanel for this scholarship."

June 2008 Scholarship $1,000 Winner

June 2008

Leighann Cobb, University of Phoenix / Central Valley Campus

Leighann Cobb

University of Phoenix / Central Valley Campus

" I want to THANK YOU for this scholarship that I have been a…"

" I want to THANK YOU for this scholarship that I have been awarded. It is so exciting to know that I will have that extra $1,000 scholarship to go towards school and help with different expenses while I continue my education. Again, THANK YOU! Leigh Ann C."

May 2008 Scholarship Winners

May 2008 Scholarship $1,000 Winner

May 2008

Katy Ritchie, Indiana University-South Bend

Katy Ritchie

Indiana University-South Bend

" My name is Katy Ritchie. I just graduated from Northridge H…"

" My name is Katy Ritchie. I just graduated from Northridge High School. In the fall I am going to be attending Indiana University South Bend. I am so grateful to receive this scholarship. It will be going toward my books among other college expenses. I am hoping to begin my studies for a career in Dental Hygiene. Thanks to ScholarshipPoints.com I have $1,000 to start me off. Thanks again!!!!"

April 2008 Scholarship Winners

April 2008 Scholarship $1,000 Winner

April 2008

Aisha Fidler, Temple University

Aisha Fidler

Temple University

" My name is Aisha Fidler and I am a Political Science major…"

" My name is Aisha Fidler and I am a Political Science major obtaining a Certificate in Writing at Temple University Pennsylvania. I want to thank scholarshippoints.com for helping me attain my goal of graduating with my class of 2008. Living on my own without the help of my parents has made paying for college a huge financial obstacle. I've began working 10-hour shifts during the days I do not have class to help pay my debt.

Winning this scholarship has now reduced the daily stress I've endured during this past year as I've wondered how I would pay for tuition, books, rent, and gas. With this scholarship I can pay for my tuition that was not covered by financial aid. Once again I thank scholarshippoints.com for rewarding students who are committed and dedicated, for without commitment I would have not traveled as far with my schooling. Thank you!"

March 2008 Scholarship Winners

March 2008 Scholarship $1,000 Winner

March 2008

Dani Dumke, Northern Michigan University

Dani Dumke

Northern Michigan University

" I'm Dani Dumke and am a pre-med student at NMU. This schola…"

" I'm Dani Dumke and am a pre-med student at NMU. This scholarship will help me greatly since this whole semester I've been struggling to pay off the little I owe to the university so that I can come back next year. Now I can!! Thank you so much!!"

February 2008 Scholarship Winners

February 2008 Scholarship $10,000 Winner

February 2008

Laura Mack, Hartwick College

Laura Mack

Hartwick College

" Congratulations Laura!

We're sorry, for all th…"

" Congratulations Laura!

We're sorry, for all those who have inquired Laura decided not to provide any information for us. We assume $10,000 is a BIG help though! "

February 2008 Scholarship $250 Winner

February 2008

John Fuerst, North Carolina State University

John Fuerst

North Carolina State University

" After having worked as a high school teacher for the past s…"

" After having worked as a high school teacher for the past several years, I am about to return to school, full time. This will be quite a challenge, financially -- but going back and pursuing my advanced degree is something that I have been planning and hoping to do for a while. So I am taking the chance and my $250 Scholarshippoints.com scholarship really will help with this; it means less loans I have to take out and more class books I can buy. I'm glad I joined Scholarshippoints.com!!!"

Refer-a-Friend iPod Touch $0 Winner

February 2008

Chris Romanowicz, University of Iowa

Chris Romanowicz

University of Iowa

" I am a chemistry major on a pre-medicine track at the Unive…"

" I am a chemistry major on a pre-medicine track at the University of Iowa and originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I'm really excited about winning this contest because it is the first that I have ever won and it gives me hope of possibly winning more contests or free scholarships which I really need for to help pay for college. It is really possible to win on this site and gaining points is the way to go, I worked hard and it paid off. Thanks a lot ScholarshipPoints.com!"

January 2008 Scholarship Winners

January 2008 Scholarship $0 Winner

January 2008

Heather Price, Western Illinois University

Heather Price

Western Illinois University

" This scholarship will help me pay for a new computer. My co…"

" This scholarship will help me pay for a new computer. My computer just went down and I have been looking for a new one. This will definitely help offset the total cost of a new computer. Thank you so much!!"

January 2008 Scholarship $0 Winner

January 2008

Kristin Riley, Maryville University

Kristin Riley

Maryville University

" This scholarship will help me to attend my top choice for c…"

" This scholarship will help me to attend my top choice for colleges with my desired major. With the high costs of attending college these days, every little bit helps. Thanks ScholarshipPoints!"