Courage To Grow Scholarship

Courage To Grow Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winner, Cassidy Romano! This year’s theme was: What are your dreams of the future? Learn more about Cassidy and the three runner-ups below!

The application period is CLOSED. Application deadline was July 31st, 2017 at 11:59 EST.

The application period is CLOSED. Application deadline was July 31st, 2017 at 11:59 EST.

  • All applicants who were chosen to receive our scholarship were notified by email and posted on this page in August.
  • If you did not hear from us by the end of August, please assume that you were not selected as a recipient for this year’s scholarship program.

Applicants who were chosen to receive our scholarship were notified by email and posted on this page in August.

If you are chosen, you’ll be notified by email in August.

You will also see your name posted here on this page and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

You will be able to access the Scholarship funds in September.

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winner, Cassidy Romano!

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winner, Cassidy Romano!

Cassidy is a student at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. She is majoring in psychology and minoring in international studies. She’s also an extrovert who loves helping others, whether it be through her work as a peer counselor or by volunteering locally at animal shelters. When she isn’t studying or helping others, Cassidy enjoys spending time with her friends and family – especially her dog Hugo!

Cassidy has always had an interest in travel, so she’s excited about attending her first study abroad program this summer. She plans to volunteer with children ages 8-12 during their free time after school hours and during weekends when they don’t have school obligations. This includes teaching English language skills such as basic English vocabulary words (e.g., colors), numbers (1-10), animals/plants/things around them (e.g., “What color are my eyes?”), etc…

This year’s theme was: What are your dreams of the future?

This year’s theme was: What are your dreams of the future?

This is an important question for anyone to ask themselves at any age. When you’re young, your dream can be as simple as wanting to play professional baseball or become a veterinarian. As we get older and have more responsibilities, our dreams often shift into more realistic goals that still have meaning in our lives. It’s important to remember that even though there are many things we may not achieve in life, it doesn’t mean they’re not worth dreaming about!

The Courage To Grow scholarship program raises money each year to award college scholarships to teens who show courage by overcoming challenges with grace, resilience and determination—or who simply believe in themselves when no one else does. This year’s theme was: What are your dreams of the future? The question was open-ended enough for teens from diverse backgrounds to share their hopes for their futures with us; but even so many common themes emerged from these submissions: education (especially higher education) ranked high among them!

Learn more about Cassidy and the three runner-ups below!

  • Cassidy Romano
  • Runner-up 1
  • Runner-up 2
  • Runner-up 3

Scholarship Overview

The Courage to Grow Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for high school seniors and current college students who are interested in pursuing a career in the STEM fields. Students must be enrolled at an accredited four-year university, community college or trade school within the United States to apply. This scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate level students as long as they are currently maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher while working on their degree at their institution.

Winners

In 2017, the Courage to Grow Scholarship was awarded to Matt Lee, a senior at the University of Iowa. The runner-ups were Pranav Nandakumar, a junior at Georgia Tech; Mili Patel, a sophomore at Harvard; and Katie Deibel, a senior at Stanford.

The theme of the 2017 Courage to Grow scholarships was “Changing My Perspective.” The winner wrote about how he made friends with his classmates through volunteering together and ended up changing their opinions on social media use in schools (which was previously forbidden). The runner-ups all wrote about similar topics related to changing perspectives—one student took an unconventional approach toward helping children in India learn English; another student said she learned to accept her physical appearance after visiting an orphanage as part of an organization called Changing Perspectives; another student expressed how her perspective changed after interacting with people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Check out this year’s winner and runners up for The Courage To Grow Scholarship!

The Courage To Grow Scholarship is an annual competition that awards students who have demonstrated academic excellence and resilience.

To learn more about this year’s winners and runners up, check out the following:

  • https://courage-to-grow.com/scholarships/
  • https://www.courage-to-grow.com/scholarships/winners/#winner_2019

This year’s winner was awarded $3,500 to use at their discretion for tuition or books. The runner up received $1,000 towards tuition or books from either Courage To Grow or another provider of their choice!

We hope you enjoyed learning more about our scholarship winners and runners up. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors, and we look forward to hearing how the Courage To Grow Scholarship has helped them achieve their dreams!

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