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2016 SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

FIRST PLACE

Nicole Sancilo of Smithtown, NY, was awarded 1st place and a $2,000 scholarship to pursue her future education at Boston University. Ms. Sancilo was born with a rare syndrome and overcame physical, emotional and mental challenges to rise to the top of her class.

 

RUNNER UP

Taylor Finley-Ponds of Denver, CO, was awarded 2nd place and a $1,000 scholarship. Though homelessness has plagued her family for many years, she has committed herself to academics and has excelled.  She will attend the University of Southern California this Fall.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Remington Lee of Fresno, CA, was awarded Honorable Mention and a $500 scholarship. Despite living with a serious spine deformity, Ms. Lee has put her positive energy toward extra curricular activities and community service.  She is headed to UCLA this Fall.

 


Past Recipients

2015 SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

FIRST PLACE

Megan Zahneis of West Chester, Ohio, was awarded 1st place and a $2,000 scholarship towards her college education. Ms. Zahneis graduated from Lakota West High School and will attend Miami University this fall.

Learn more about Megan.

 
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RUNNER UP

Kori Hines of Olathe, Kansas, was awarded 2nd place and a $1,000 scholarship. Ms. Hines graduated from Olathe South High School and will attend Rockhurst University in the fall. 

Learn More about Kori.

 

Honorable Mention

Hannah McDaniel of Littleton, Colorado, was awarded Honorable Mention and a $500 scholarship. Ms. McDaniel graduated from Heritage High School and will attend Duke University in the fall. 

Learn more about Hannah.


2014 Significant Challenge College Scholarship Winners

First Place

Kinsey Morrison of Louisville, Kentucky, was awarded 1st place and a $2,000 scholarship towards her college education. Ms. Morrison graduated from the St. Francis School and will attend Stanford University this fall.

Read Kinsey's Essay.

 
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Runner Up

Kylie Tumiatti of Melbourne, Florida, was awarded 2nd place and a $1,000 scholarship. Ms. Tumiatti graduated from Melbourne High School and will attend Seton Hall University in the fall. 

Read Kylie's Essay.

 

 

Honorable Mention

Rhiannon Moore of South Pasadena, California, was awarded Honorable Mention and a $500 scholarship. Ms. Moore graduated from South Pasadena High School and will attend Pomona College this fall. 


2013 Significant Challenge College Scholarship Winners

First Place

Michael, a student at University of Wisconsin Whitewater, was the first place winner. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Michael learn to adapt his lifestyle so that he could do anything he put his mind to.

In his freshman year of college, Michael excelled and is working towards becoming a high school history teacher. He is a member of the National Champion UW-W Wheelchair Basketball Team!

 Read Michael's Essay.

 

Runner Up

Aryana lost her grandmother tragically to suicide. Since, she has dedicated her life to ensure that others to do face the same struggles.

Now entering her sophomore year at Azusa Pacific University, Aryana will study abroad for a semester in South Africa as she pursues a career in foreign diplomacy.

Read Aryana's Essay.


2009 – 2012 Recipients

2012

Vallenna Lipske -Villanova University

Carly Levin -Vanderbilt University

Victoria Thomas - University of Missouri - Columbia

2011

Benjamin Levy - Carleton College

Lara Grabois - Montclair State University

2010

Malissa Meacham-Perry - Christopher Newport University

2009

Sarah Delph - Rhodes College