Meet Our 2016 Winners

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Check out what our winners have to say about and how they used their scholarship winnings. It's NEVER too late to get free scholarship money for college.

December 2016 Scholarship Winners

Cash for College $1,000 Scholarship Winner

mayra roman

No School Listed

$10,000 December 2016 Scholarship Winner

Mercedes Mayorga

Fayetteville Technical Community College

"Hello, my name is Mercedes Mayorga. I am so grateful & humble that I won this scholarship. I like to thank God for this blessing & my mother for her hard work & dedication in keeping up with my higher education. Without her support, I would not have won. I will use this scholarship to pay for the rest of my time at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Then I am on my way to a 4 year university for a Bachelor Degree in Biology. This scholarship came just in time! Thank-you!"

November 2016 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Mashed Potadough Scholarship 2016 Winner

Charmaine Altena

Macomb Community College

"I'm Charmaine Altena, currently enrolled at Macomb Community College Michigan for Music Theory and Composition. At first I thought the scholarship money was a joke until now. I'm very excited to start my class for winter semester with no worries of college debt slapped to my name. Thank you so much Scholarship Points for having this opportunity for me to continue school!!!"

$1,000 Green Bean Casherole Scholarship 2016 Winner

Elle Roumi

University of Central Florida

"My name is Elle Roumi I am a Junior at the University of Central Florida. I major in international relations and my goal in life is to open a non-profit organization to build schools in 3rd world countries. I believe education is the key to a better future and with this scholarship I can further my education and be one step closer to my goal. Thank you so much for this opportunity!"

$1,000 Turkey Dinero Scholarship 2016 Winner

Lauren Jellen

University of Connecticut

"My name is Lauren Jellen. I am a Freshman at the University of Connecticut and I major in Engineering. I was so surprised that I was selected as a winner. This will indeed help with the cost of college. Thank you so much!"

October 2016 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 RIP Riches Scholarship 2016 Winner

Matthew Bavuso

Lancaster High School

"I intend to become a medical research scientist and am still finishing up my first year's worth of college credits, so I have a long way to go. This scholarship money will help pay for my next two classes at the community college. I hope to attend a university beginning next fall. Thank you for helping me on my journey to success!"

$1,000 Full Moon Fortunes Scholarship 2016 Winner

Bryan Jaszczak

No School Listed

"I am a senior at Buchholz High School in Gainesville, FL. This scholarship will be a huge help for me as I have been accepted to an engineering program at an out of state university. It will be a dream come true to be able to attend! I have worked very hard and overcome many obstacles to even attend college and the last barrier is the cost. I know I will make it happen and this scholarship is the first step! "

$1,000 Dracula Dough Scholarship 2016 Winner

Samantha Copeland

No School Listed

"I am a Freshman studying International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I am looking forward to spending my next three years at this university and this scholarship will help make that financially possible!"

September 2016 Scholarship Winners

$10,000 September 2016 Scholarship Winner

Nicholas Taylor

No School Listed

"I am a senior at Heritage High School. I am interested and hoping to major in computer science. I would hope to use this scholarship towards the college I am interested in which is Central Michigan University. This would be helpful to me so that I could use this scholarship instead of having to get private loans. Thank-you!"

$1,000 Labor Day Scholarship 2016 Winner

Umar Shaikh

San Francisco State University

"My name is Umar Shaikh and I am a junior at San Francisco State University. I am a finance major and down the road I hope to attain a career as a financial analyst. This scholarship will help me attain my bachelor of science degree in finance at San Francisco State University. Thank-you!"

$1,000 Cheeseburger Heaven Scholarship 2016 Winner

Dalton Bryant

Bryant High School

"I am Dalton Bryant, a high school student at Bryant High School and an athlete for the Bryant Hornets. I play soccer for my High school, and I've varsity all three years. I am in the top 15% of my school, and I have a 3.7 GPA. I will use this money to help pay off college books that will be needed in my many years to come. It will also help take that money off my total college debt, because my college, Harding University, isn't the cheapest of colleges to attend. Knowing that I can add another $1,000 dollars to my scholarship amount lets me relax a bit on the worries of college debt. To anyone who wants to gain scholarships easily and effectively, use!"

$1,000 Oktoberfest Scholarship 2016 Winner

kyle wuestenhagen

No School Listed

"My name is Kyle Wuestenhagen and I have been selected to receive the $1000 Oktoberfest Scholarship. I am very honored to have this opportunity to continue my education at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. This scholarship will go towards helping me pay for the expensive life as a college student. I want to thank you for this financial support that will not be wasted."

August 2016 Scholarship Winners

$3,000 iGain Scholarship Winner

Douglas Davison

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

"Thanks to the gracious scholarship award I received from, I will be able to afford the total cost of Edinboro's tuition and expenses. In all honesty, I would not have expected to win any of the scholarships I signed up for earlier this year. This award came as a total surprise and I greatly appreciate for offering this opportunity. This is my second attempt at attending college and I don't plan to waste this second chance. I aim at obtaining a degree in a foreign language, such as German possibly, and going overseas as a translator or teacher. Thank you Scholarship for this award and to others either going to or wanting to attend college, never assume it's unmanageable to afford it. There are too many opportunities out there to assume that. Keep searching for financial assistance and keep applying for them. I never thought I would receive an outside scholarship and this testimony proves how wrong I was."

$1,000 Southpaw Scholarship 2016 Winner

Caitlyn Neace

Eastern Kentucky University

"My name is Caitlyn Neace. I'm 19 years old. I'm a student at Eastern Kentucky University. I've been a member of since spring of 2016. I was really surprised that I won $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship will really help me to continue my education at EKU. THANK YOU!"

$1,000 Perfect Day Scholarship 2016 Winner

Sydney Ingel

Quinnipiac University

"I am a junior at Quinnipiac University and I am a Criminal Justice and Psychology double major. Thank you ScholarshipPoints! I never thought I would actually win a scholarship. This scholarship will help me financially because it will be an extra $1,000 that I won't have to take out in private loans. "

$1,000 Dog Days of Summer Scholarship 2016 Winner

Ryan Parpagene

Wilkes University

"I am a senior at Wilkes University majoring in Business Marketing with minors in management and psychology. This scholarship will help me out financially with the payments I need to make. I never thought I would actually be chosen to win one of these scholarships, so thank you very much Scholarshippoints!"

July 2016 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Independence Day Scholarship 2016 Winner

Jordan Musser

Lock Haven University

"I am a Sophomore at Lock Haven University and this scholarship will allow me to pay the remainder of my tuition this year without the need for additional loans. ScholarshipPoints is giving me the chance to reach my dream of becoming an educator for children with special needs."

$1,000 I Scream, You Scream Scholarship 2016 Winner

Lilayali Garcia

Florida State University

"When I first knew about I wasn't sure if it was real or if I was going to win. When I received the email saying I won and felt a weight was lifted off my shoulders. Moving from another country and going to college in such a short time can be overwhelming but it's always nice to know that there are ways to get some help and make this experience easier. I recommend anyone to try this because you never know if you're going to be the next winner."

$1,000 Yellow Jersey Scholarship 2016 Winner

Tim Matthews

Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant

"My name is Tim Matthews and this will be my fourth year attending Central Michigan University. I am a dietetics major intending to work with hockey athletes.This scholarship will really help me out financially and ultimately contribute to my ultimate goal of becoming a sports dietitian. "

June 2016 Scholarship Winners

$10,000 June 2016 Scholarship Winner

Elisa Castro

No School Listed

"My name is Elisa Castro and I’m currently 18 and about to be a junior at the University of Texas at San Antonio and I am studying electrical engineering. I am 1 of 3 girls in my family attending school; and by receiving this money it will help pay for my engineering courses for the fall and spring semester along with my books and other materials needed in order for me to be successful. When I received this email I was in complete shock because I recently was in a car accident and I was worried about how I was going to pay for my school and the damages done to my car. I’m truly grateful right now especially to ScholarshipPoints for giving me this opportunity to further my education financially in a time of need. Thank you ScholarshipPoints once again, you will never know how truly grateful I am!"

$1,000 Father's Day Scholarship 2016 Winner

Antoine Cunningham

No School Listed

"I am a senior at a North Carolina school. When I get into college, I will not have declared a major; however, I do want to minor in Spanish. This scholarship will help to study abroad so that I can comprehend and practice the language with native speakers."

$1,000 Summer Spectacular Scholarship 2016 Winner

Jonce Scheffel

No School Listed

"Honestly, I did not think I would win this one or any other scholarship, but I applied anyway, because of that chance that I could actually win. After applying for scholarship after scholarship, each one following the last, it gets more and more bleak. But once in awhile, you get chosen for your amazing paper, qualifications, or just the luck of the draw. It gets depressing knowing that you may not get what you are applying for, but once you are finally selected for one, it truly means the world knowing that all your hard work has finally paid off, and it is just that much less student loans you will have to pay for later in your life. So apply for every scholarship you can, because the more you apply for, the higher chance you will be awarded one."

$1,000 Stars and Stripes Scholarship 2016 Winner

Gwendolyn Carter

Shepherd University

"I am quite honored to receive a scholarship from ScholarshipPoints. Currently, I have a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on nutrition. Uchee Pines Institute, which provides practical health evangelism tools, is my choice for continuing my education. The online training I will receive from this facility will allow me to be able to teach others how to obtain better health using a holistic approach. Thanks ScholarshipPoints for this opportunity!"

May 2016 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Cinco de Mayo Scholarship 2016 Winner

Toyosi Odemo

No School Listed

"My name is Toyosi and I'm currently a junior in high school. I honestly did not think I would win this scholarship and I was shocked once I saw the email saying I was the winner. I'm more than thankful and blessed for this opportunity because this will help tremendously in the future. I want to give a big thank you to ScholarshipPoints; I really appreciate it."

$1,000 Mother's Day Scholarship 2016 Winner

Lucia Sosa

Texas Woman's University

"As a mother of 4 children, it has been very difficult attending college. I have struggled financially to provide for my family and study at the same time. It has taken me over 6 years to earn a bachelor's degree. Although I was eligible for financial aid, I have reached the limit. This scholarship will help me to complete my last semester to finally earn my bachelor's degree. It is my dream to become an elementary teacher and each day I am closer to reaching my goal."

$1,000 Rev Your Engines Scholarship 2016 Winner

Ryan Casey

No School Listed

"I am extremely shocked and excited that I got this scholarship on a site like this I never thought that I would ever win one. I was never good at the drawing type games so this is awesome! This scholarship is going to help me pay back my loans or buy more supplies that'll need for my program. Whether it's small or big I don't have to worry. This relieves a lot of stress and headaches for me. Thank you I really appreciate it!"

April 2016 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 You Can't Fool Me Scholarship 2016 Winner

Michael Foresteire

No School Listed

"This "You Can't Fool Me!" Scholarship will help me tremendously with my college career. I believe I work very hard to get the grades that I deserve and this scholarship can go a long way and helping me figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. "

$1,000 Hop To It Scholarship 2016 Winner

Trieu Nguyen

University Of California Davis

"Hello, my name is Trieu Nguyen. I am currently a Freshman at University of Davis. I am really happy that I have won this scholarship. This is great and an even better opportunity for me to pay for tuition. My family has been in the U.S not quite long ago. My Mom does not work, and my sister is the only one who makes money. So, I always worry about how I am going to pay for college. But with this scholarship opportunity, I can afford to continue studying, and I definitely will study harder. This is not only helpful for me but it helps my family relieve a bit of burden on financial issue. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful opportunity!"

$1,000 Green Is the New Black Scholarship 2016 Winner

Rhea Bogard

University of Missouri-Kansas City

"My name is Rhea Bogard and I am currently a junior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Marketing. I’ve been trying to win a scholarship here for years and I feel so blessed to have won my very first scholarship! Every penny counts and this will really help me pay for tuition for my upcoming school year. Thank you so much Scholarshippoints for helping me along my journey to getting my bachelors!"

March 2016 Scholarship Winners

$10,000 March 2016 Scholarship Winner

Cennielle Robles

No School Listed

"This is my first time ever entering a scholarship drawing, so I'm absolutely ecstatic to have won! Having this opportunity is the best thing that has ever happened for me and my family. We barely get by comfortably as it is. This scholarship is the best present I can give my family before I leave so they won't have to worry about money. With this I'll be able to go to my dream school in my state and not the community college that would have been cheaper. I want to further my education and become a teacher so I can give back to the wonderful people who inspired me to do great things. Thank you for the opportunity!"

$1,000 Spring Has Sprung Scholarship 2016 Winner

Karissa Karrels

University of Wisconsin-Madison

"I feel extremely blessed to have won this amazing gift of money to grow my education. It has always been my dream to attend the University of Wisconsin Madison but it wasn't until a few months ago that I started to comprehend how much that was going to cost me. With help like this, I am able to learn more so I can become a productive member in the community. Although I do not know what I want to get my degree in, I do know that I want to give back to the community in anyway possible and I look forward to doing so. This money will help me follow my dream and I am so thankful for this wonderful opportunity. "

$1,000 Four-Leaf Clover Scholarship 2016 Winner

Julia Thomson

Messiah College

"This scholarship will help me because it will allow me to continue going to the school that is the best in my program. In addition, it will allow me to focus on the most important thing as to why we go to school; for the education. College students' main focus should not be on money! This scholarship will allow me to focus on my education and less about money. "

$1,000 National Pi Day Scholarship 2016 Winner

Betiay Babacan

No School Listed

"I didn't think I was going to win this scholarship but at the end I actually did! I can't describe how happy I am. I'm going to be a freshman at Embry-Riddle in this fall and scholarships are going to save me a lot in my college life. ''National Pi Day Scholarship'' is helping me to achieve my goals in my future. I always wanted to study astrophysics and now I can afford my college and not worry about tuition. Thank you so much!"

February 2016 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Hail to the Chief Scholarship 2016 Winner

Brannon Butler

Arizona State University College of Law

"Hello, my name is Brannon Butler. I am currently a senior at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have recently been accepted into Arizona State University, the college I have always dreamed of going to. I have always wanted to study criminal law, but tuition is very expensive, especially since I have chosen an out of state university. I have maintained a part time job to help save for college while maintaining a 4.3 GPA in my academic career. I want to strongly express my gratitude in regards to receiving this scholarship; I know that every little bit counts and this will greatly help me attend the college of my dreams. Thanks!"

$1,000 Cupid's Arrow Scholarship 2016 Winner

Mareena Blackwood

Eastern Washington University

"My name is Mareena Blackwood. I am currently attending Woodbury University and am in my second year studying animation. I am very surprised and grateful to have won this scholarship. This will help me immensely with paying for tuition so that I can continue my studies. Thank you so much for making this possible!"

$1,000 Mardi Gras Scholarship 2016 Winner

Alexandra Fitch

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

"My name is Alexandra Fitch and I have a passion for cooking. I want to continue strengthening my culinary techniques and abilities at Johnson and Wales and I believe this scholarship will help me tremendously. It will help me to afford to go to such an amazing school with even better opportunities for myself. Thank you so much for making me one step closer to achieving my dream!"

January 2016 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Buck the Winter Blues Scholarship 2016 Winner

Scott Imberg

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

"Hi guys! My name is Scott Imberg, and I am a 21 year old junior at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. I am currently majoring in Biochemistry with the hopes of attending dental school in the fall of 2017. Science has always been a fascination to me, and I am very happy I have the opportunity to study and conduct research about what I love. I cannot say thank you enough for the scholarship. Due to tuition prices being at an all time high, I explored every scholarship opportunity I could find. I was ecstatic to see that I was a winner. This money will be put directly towards my college expenses; every little bit counts. Thank you so much for your generosity!"

$1,000 Conquer Your Resolution Scholarship 2016 Winner

Hannah Landry

Brigham Young University-Provo

"My name is Hannah, I'm a senior in high school this scholarship means a lot to me. I am very excited to go to college and to be able to pay for most of my education is something I have always wanted to do. Winning this scholarship is a wonderful surprise!"

$1,000 Happy New Years Scholarship 2016 Winner

Julian Tran

University of Arizona

"Greetings from Arizona! The name is Julian Tran and I am currently a high school senior that goes to a little charter school called Sonoran Science Academy (Tucson). I plan on starting my freshman year as a Wildcat at the University of Arizona this upcoming fall. I am extremely grateful that I discovered ScholarshipPoints and being able to win $1000 means the world to me"

$10,500 Lightspeed Scholarship Winner

Kaeldra Finnegan

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

"My name is Kaeldra Finnegan. I was raised by my grandparents who were a low income family. I am the first person in my family to graduate high school. My life goal is to excel and be better than either of my parents. Without this scholarship and the others I have received it would not be possible to go back to school because my grandparents would not be able to afford it. This scholarship has helped me more than most people will ever understand. Thank-you!"

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