As of midnight on March 20, our 2016 scholarship is now closed and we are busy enjoying the beautiful efforts from our applicants. This year, we had 5 times the applications from last year (so we may need to extend the date by which we contact awardees…we’ll keep you posted)! Meanwhile, here are some fun facts and stats on our applications.
Our biggest pool of applicants came from California at 15.9%.
Though the scholarship is available to students from high school seniors to college juniors, the vast majority were high school students.
Of our two prompt options, most preferred to respond to “What is your opinion on how education affects the quality of life?“
The creative writing medium was the most popular again this year with 48.5% of the applications.
featured image: Joel Penner via flickr