Meet Our 2018 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 2018 Scholarship Winners

$10,000 December 2018 Scholarship Winner

Phoebe Murrell

Virginia Wesleyan College

"Hi there! My name is Phoebe and green is my favorite color- not just the color itself, but the lifestyle and movement. I am going back to school to pursue Environmental Science after spending the summer interning and then working at the environmental nonprofit, The Elizabeth River Project. This scholarship will propel me light years down that path, and I am so grateful! With its help I can focus on improving the environment and community around us, and not on paying back student loans."

$1,000 Ad Lib Scholarship Winner

Kailey Johnson

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

"Hi! My name is Kailey and I will be pursuing Chemical Engineering at the Universiy of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Engineering to me is a way to make a lasting impact on my community. As an upcoming freshman, this scholarship will get me started on the right foot. I am super excited to begin my first year of college and incredibly thankful for this scholarship. I never expected that I would be the one to win!"

$1,000 Infinity Scholarship Winner

Marissa Peach

Central Washington University

"Hello! I am a sophomore in college. I play volleyball intramurals at my university. I also work 20 hours a week in order to help with the college costs and this scholarship is such a blessing. I am a Business major and this scholarship will help me with my future in the business industry. Thank you "

$1,000 Brilliant Scholarship Winner

Brianna Allen

Baldwin-Wallace College

"I was raised in Cleveland with parents in the middle class. My major is Criminal Justice, minor is Sociology. After college, my goal is to become a correctional officer or financial fraud investigator. This scholarship will help me fulfill my goals without going into further debt. "

November 2018 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Expanse Scholarship Winner

LaShaunda Brooks

Connors State College

"Hello, my name is Lashaunda Brooks I’m starting Connors State College in January. I’m very grateful for this scholarship I am receiving. I plan on furthering my interest in nursing. I would like to attend OSU following my associates at Connors. This scholarship would help me start on the path of success for my one year old. Thank you for this opportunity."

$1,000 Flourish Scholarship Winner

Kaitlyn Mears

No School Listed

"Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Mears and I'm a non-traditional student going back to school full time after medical issues and costs have kept me away. I'm so grateful for this scholarship opportunity so that I can afford going back to school. This scholarship is one step closer in helping me get my psychology degree so that I can be of help to many people who are struggling. My aim for a specialty will be LGBTQ issues as well as autism. Thank you so much for this scholarship! This means a lot to me."

$1,000 Genius Loci Scholarship Winner

Cierra Thomas

Park View High

"Hello, my name is Cierra Thomas and I am a senior at Park View High School in South Hill, Virginia. After graduation, I plan to attend one of the five universities that I have been accepted to and I plan to major in psychology with specialization in children and adolescent mental health. I am extremely honored that I was chosen for the Genius Loci Scholarship. My parents and I have set a goal of a debt-free degree and with this scholarship, we are one step closer to achieving this goal. Thank you to Scholarship Points for providing the opportunity to apply for this scholarship. "

October 2018 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Voyager Scholarship Winner

Larissa Camden

Mineral Area College

"My name is Larissa Camden and I am a senior in highschool. My future plans are to attend an undecided college to earn my associates degree and pursue a career in dental hygiene. I will be the first student to attend college in my family and this scholarship is going to help me out tremendously and take some financial stress off of my family and I. I am very grateful to be receiving this scholarship."

$1,000 Vivo Scholarship Winner

Abigayle Whitnah

No School Listed

"I am so, so honored to be receiving this award. Growing up the third child of a single mother, I’ve always known that college would be a privilege that I would need to work hard for. This scholarship takes me a step in the right direction and makes my dream of attending Ithaca in New York just that much more achievable. "

$1,000 Magnum Opus Scholarship Winner

Shadyma White

Alabama A & M University

" Hi my name is Shadyma White I am a senior at the High School For Health Professions. I am planning on major in Sport management with the university of my choice. I am very happy to receive this scholarship it will help me to paid for my tuition for my dream university in Alabama. I do not want to do apply for any loans for school. I’m very happy to get this amazing scholarship. Thank you so much for this scholarship and I be using it to invest in my education to succeed in my dreams and success as a student and a best future athlete I can be."

September 2018 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Primus Scholarship Winner

Jacqueline Gonzalez

No School Listed

"Hi my name is Jacqueline Gonzalez-Martinez I am a senior of Freedom High School at Tampa and I grew up wanting to help people and make a difference in people's lives. I want become a Nurse and work my way up to becoming a CEO of a hospital. I am happy to recieve this scholarship because it will help me pay for university and get me one step closer to reaching my dreams."

$1,000 Good Fortune Scholarship Winner

Taylor Call

No School Listed

"Hi, my name is Taylor Call and I am a senior in high school planning to major in creative writing once I go into college. With my college education, I want to teach high school English classes. This scholarship will help me afford my college tuition for my dream school in Texas as I won't be able to get an in-state tuition for at least my first year. It will help alleviate some of the student loans I am bound to accumulate and help pay for my textbooks. Thank you to Scholarship Points for awarding me this scholarship!"

$1,000 Capstone Scholarship Winner

Clarissa Yancey

No School Listed

"Hi, My name is Clarissa Yancey and I attend the University of New Mexico. I am majoring in sign language interpreting. This scholarship will help cover the cost of tuition and help reduce my financial stress that many college students go through. I am very thankful to have been a chosen recipient for this scholarship. Thank you for investing in my education and my future. "

$10,000 September 2018 Scholarship Winner

Rachel Cole

Meredith College

"This scholarship will change my life I will be able to graduate college debt free with a major in Family Consumer Sciences with a minor in Fashion Design. I will be able to pay a huge part of my graduate program which I will begin this coming fall 2019 which will be a masters in Biblical Counseling specializing in Family & Marriage. This is going to change my life for the better, education is the key to success, and this organization just helped me become more successful. Thank you all so much I am forever grateful for this opportunity. Sincerely Rachel "

August 2018 Scholarship Winners

$3,000 iGain Scholarship 2017-2018 Winner

Dezirae Esparza

The University of Texas-Pan American

"Hi, my name is Dezirae Esparza & I am attending the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley and majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders in order to become a speech pathologist. This scholarship will help me with the financial struggles that mostly every student is going through, continuing education in general is very expensive and this will help so much, and with that being said, thank you for granting me this opportunity of winning a scholarship. "

$1,000 Veni. Vidi. Vici. Scholarship Winner

Brookie Wilkens

No School Listed

"My name is Brookie Wilkens, and I am a senior in high school. I'm interested in using my college education to find a way to help children in the foster care system. This scholarship will help me and my family cover the riding costs of a college education. Thanks to all who made this possible for the opportunity to build my future!"

$1,000 Campus Scholarship Winner


No School Listed

"Hi my name is Auriela Porter and I am attended Houston Community College, I am currently enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. This scholarship will help me with some of the financial burden that comes along with being enrolled in a full time program, this scholarship also will help me with my tuition and books for the next semester and I am greatly appreciative for this opportunity. Thank you to everyone involved!"

$1,000 Athena Scholarship Winner

Mariah Bradley

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

"Hi my name is Mariah Bradley and I’m planning to attend Northwestern State University with a major in Fine Arts. I am very thankful for this scholarship as it will allow me to pursue my educational goals by reducing some the financial stress. Thank you ScholarshipPoints for granting me this scholarship!”"

July 2018 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Vox Pop Scholarship Winner

Chantelle Suzuki

University of Hawaii at Manoa

"I am very grateful for this scholarship and the opportunity it represents for me to continue in my education. I am a graduate student currently pursuing a master's degree in Library and Information Science. This scholarship will definitely help me towards that degree and my future career. Thank you so much, ScholarshipPoints, and God bless you!"

$1,000 Summit Scholarship Winner

Nayana Revish

East Tennessee State University

"I am a sophomore college student, majoring in Biology to soon become a Forensic Pathologist. I am willing a dedicated and I am Very much grateful for Scholarship Points with this award . Which is very gratefully appreciated, I think this is a very great website to use for scholarships! Thank you Scholarship Points !"

$1,000 Codex Scholarship Winner

Ryan Gunnison

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

"Written testimonial: It’s so amazing to be receiving this scholarship! I’m a college sophomore majoring in Biology with an intent to practice Entomology. I intend to go for a doctorate. The more I save now, the less I have to stress over loans in the future. I have ScholarshipPoints to thank for lightening the load and supporting my dreams!"

June 2018 Scholarship Winners

$10,000 June 2018 Scholarship Winner

Ahmed Zaitoun

University of South Alabama

"I am Ahmed Zaitoun and I am about to be a college freshman. Being that I am heading into college for my first year is nerve racking because there is so much I want to do right so winning this scholarship is definitely a sign of relief. I am currently majoring in psychology and this scholarship is definitely a right step in pursuing my goals. "

$1,000 Olympus Scholarship Winner

Mackenzie Hackett

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

"I am so grateful to ScholarshipPoints for this opportunity! I am enrolled in an archival studies program for the fall and this scholarship will go a long way towards my tuition and towards achieving my goals. Thank you again for helping me to improve my future!"

$1,000 Ultra Scholarship Winner

Savannah Flower

California State University-Bakersfield

"Thank you so much to Scholarship Points for awarding me with this scholarship. I'm going to be a first year freshman at Humboldt State University this fall and I couldn't be more excited. Getting this scholarship means that me and my family have much less to worry about financially. This also means that I can keep my focus on school instead having to worry as much about money. Being given this definitely assures me that I'm making the right choices and the future is bright."

$1,000 Compos Mentis Scholarship Winner

Elleyna Alderman

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

"I am Elleyna Alderman and I will be attending UNC School of the Arts in the fall. Pursuing music and singing has always been a dream of mine but studying it in college had its problems financially. This scholarship helps me follow that dream and I cannot thank Scholarship Points enough for their support. With this scholarship, I can worry less about the cost of school and instead look forward positively. I am so excited to see what the future holds and Scholarship Points has helped allow that. "

$1,000 Cerebrum Scholarship 2018 Winner

Maria C. Contreras Magana

No School Listed

"I am a going to be entering my senior year at California State University, Fresno pursuing my bachelors degree in social work. I am completely thrilled and grateful for this opportunity to continue pursuing a higher education. This money means hope for my goals of attending graduate school and becoming a counselor for migrant students. Thank You very much Scholarship points for this wonderful opportunity! "

May 2018 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Ursa Major Scholarship 2018 Winner

Stephanie Vavricek

University of San Diego

"Hello, I am Stephanie Vavricek and I go to University of San Diego. This fall will be my second year and I couldn’t be more excited. However I do have a tuition to pay and by receiving this scholarship I will be able to pay some of it off and continue on working towards earning my degree. I am very grateful to have earned this scholarship and will put it towards good use. Thank you to scholarship points for making this happen. "

$1,000 Supra Scholarship 2018 Winner

Jesus Rodriguez

Sam Houston State University

"I want to greatly thank Scholarship Points for this scholarship. I am a 2018 high school graduate going into my Freshman year of college. Being a first generation student, obtaining the Supra Scholarship is a great privilege and opportunity. I will use this scholarship for my tuition and fees as well as additional school expenses. This scholarship will help relieve the economic burden greatly faced during college, and it will give me the opportunity to put more focus on becoming a forensic scientist. Thank you so much Scholarship Points!"

$1,000 Carpe Diem Scholarship 2018 Winner

Jayci Mueller

University of Colorado Denver

"Thank you so much ScholarshipPoints, this will really help me out. I am going into my third year of college, and after one more semester I will hopefully be in the nursing program. I am so grateful to receive this scholarship because it will help me focus on school instead of finances."

April 2018 Scholarship Winners

Zappos Scholarship Winner

Zakary Termeer

Ferris State University

""I am beyond grateful to have been able to receive this scholarship. This will help tremendously to begin my college experience. I cannot thank Scholarship Points enough for this opportunity""

$1,000 Fortuna Scholarship 2018 Winner

Brendan Kay

No School Listed

"I am very grateful to be the recipient of this scholarship! This award will help pay tuition and expenses in my pursuit of a degree in Computer Information Systems. Thank you Scholarship Points!"

$1,000 Empire Scholarship Winner

kanija smith

Grady Health System Professional Schools

"I love to try new things and I love the art .I don't know what my major will be yet but I know I will be do ROTC and volunteering to help others all around me"

March 2018 Scholarship Winners

$10,000 March 2018 Scholarship Winner

Lashita Johnson

Georgia Southern University/Armstrong Atlantic State University

"First I would like to say thank you so much I am still in shock! I have been a member of Scholarship points for a few years now and to get an email stating that I had won $10,000 scholarship is truly a miracle. I have been stressing about the student loan debt that I was collecting and how I was going to pay it off. Not only will this scholarship cover a whole year's worth of tuition it means that I do not have to take out more student loans for this school year. I am truly grateful and to anyone that doesn't believe it can happen I am proof. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

$1,000 National Pi Day Scholarship 2018 Winner

Alicia Leo

Savannah College of Art and Design

"My name is Alicia Leo and I am a senior in high school at this present time and in the fall I will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design as an animation major. SCAD is a private school and it is very expensive, this scholarship will provide me with more money to pay for this amazing school. I am very thankful that I was chosen and that it will help me fulfil my dreams and goals. "

$1,000 Four-Leaf Clover Scholarship 2018 Winner

Brayan Villegas

University of Colorado Boulder

"To start off, I would like to thank for this amazing contribution in helping me achieve my goals. This scholarship will help me reach my dream of working for the law enforcement and help make a positive impact in this world. With this award I will continue to pursue my passion to promote justice. Again thank you so much for this!"

$10,500 Lightspeed Scholarship 2018 Winner

Nicole Pedersen

Cosumnes River College

"I’m 25 years old. I’ve been going to school for quite some time. I work full time and take as much classes as I can. I’m studying Criminal Justice and on the path of obtaining my Masters. I want to become a Crime Scene Investigator. I’ve always known I would be doing something in the Criminal Justice field. I currently work in a criminal office who does background checks for Homeland Security and other big companies. 2018 has by far been my hardest year I’ve ever had to deal with so winning this scholarship has meant the world to me."

$1,000 Spring Has Sprung Scholarship 2018 Winner

Natalia Zurita

No School Listed

"I would like to thank Scholarship points for the award of $1,000! This is incredible, this will help me immensely with my college degree. This money will get put into my tuition and college journey. I never thought that I would get chosen from this website but dreams really come true. I am truly grateful for this award. Thank you so much! "

February 2018 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Hail to the Chief Scholarship 2018 Winner

Kelsey Burkett

The University of Texas at Arlington

"I am so grateful and humble for this opportunity from ScholarshipPoints! I honestly never thought that I would be the one receiving a $1,000.00 scholarship from a website that thousands of people join everyday. Thank you ScholarshipPoints for making my college dream $1,000.00 more close to achieving."

$1,000 Mardi Gras Scholarship 2018 Winner

Diamond Pratt

No School Listed

"I would like to thank ScholarshipPoints for awarding me with this scholarship.This scholarship will be of great help in my college journey.I was so surprised when I found out I won, but in the end I was and will be eternally thankful.Thanks ScholarshipPoints!!"

$1,000 Cupid's Arrow Scholarship 2018 Winner

Dolly Joseph

Valencia College

"“Thank you for the award! This is my first scholarship award. I was working so hard to get a scholarship with no help. This will help me pay for my college classes this fall. Again, thank you so much ScholarshipPoints!!!!”"

January 2018 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 Buck the Winter Blues Scholarship 2018 Winner

Erik Pineda

Menlo College

"I am beyond grateful that Scholarship Points, I would have never expected to have ever won this scholarship. Thanks to this grant I now have $1000 to contribute towards paying for my college education, this will be a huge help to me financially it is nice to know that there is a way to get help paying for higher education. I am currently a Junior and my major is in Accounting my current goal is to attain a Bachelor of science. Thank-you! "

$1,000 Conquer Your Resolution Scholarship 2018 Winner

Scott Gross

Eureka College

"I honestly never expected this to pay off. I figured I was just going to enter the drawing, never hear anything back, and then just kinda forget about it. But lo and behold, now I have a thousand bucks to help pay my tuition to Eureka College. Sweet. Thanks, ScholarshipPoints!"

$1,000 Happy New Year Scholarship 2018 Winner

Jehan Wagenaar

Calvin College

"Scholarship Points, thank you so much for your generosity in creating these scholarships so students like myself can further pursue his or her future in higher education. When I first started, I thought your website was a complete joke, where companies only took advantage of student's information. However, now I am convinced that Scholarship Points is not a scam but rather one of the best online scholarship sites. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity."