Past Winners

The scholarship was founded in the 2012-2013 school year as a way to show Honors Graduation’s support for our future leaders. Browse the archives to see previous winners.


2017 Multimedia Scholarship

PROMPT
  • Represent your views about the concepts of education vs. learning.
WINNERS
  • Creative Writing: Chloe O’Donnell, accepted
  • Music: Caroline Guske, accepted
  • Video: Sunny Turner, accepted
  • Art: Joshua Hineman, accepted
  • Photography: Matthew Zarrelli, accepted
COLLEGES
  1. Chloe will be attending Tisch School of Drama at New York University.
  2. Caroline will be attending the Berklee College of Music.
  3. Sunny will be attending Lynn University.
  4. Joshua will be attending Point Park University.
  5. Matthew will be attending the University of Central Florida.
PRIZE AMOUNT

$1,000 each toward college tuition

THEIR WORK

Chloe’s creative writing piece: “What a Creative Memoir”

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Caroline’s music piece: “Silenced by the Bell”

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Sunny’s video: “Where Does the Good Go?”

Joshua’s art piece: “Outside of the Box”

Matthew’s photography piece: “Weight of the World”

2016 Multimedia Scholarship

PROMPTS
  • Describe an experience of ownership over your learning and why it was meaningful.
  • What is your opinion on how education affects the quality of life?
WINNERS
  • Creative Writing: Rebekah Albach, accepted
  • Music: Collin Anderson, accepted
  • Video: Lucy Devin, accepted
  • Art: Jane Shallcross, accepted
  • Photography: Brooke Wright, accepted
COLLEGES
  1. Rebekah will be attending Wellesley College
  2. Collin will be attending Brigham Young University
  3. Lucy will be attending the University of Colorado Boulder
  4. Jane will be attending Western Washington University
  5. Brooke will be attending Mesa Community College, Red Mountain Campus
PRIZE AMOUNT

$1,000 each toward college tuition

THEIR WORK

Rebekah’s creative writing piece: “Jipipapa”

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Collin’s music piece: “Bold”

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Lucy’s video: “The Box”

Jane’s art piece: “Ripples”

Ripples

Brooke’s photography piece: “Engulfed”

Brooke Wright- Submission

2015 Multimedia Scholarship

PROMPT

What does it mean to be a contributing member of society?

WINNERS
  • Art: Ashtyn Berry, accepted
  • Music: Blake Bogenrief, accepted
  • Video: Isiah Bowie, accepted
  • Creative Writing: Diamond Patrick, accepted
  • Photography: Moriah Yeh, accepted
COLLEGES
  • Ashtyn Berry will be attending the University of Utah
  • Blake Bogenrief will be attending the University of Iowa
  • Isiah Bowie will be attending the University of Kansas
  • Diamond Patrick will be attending the University of St. Thomas
  • Moriah Yeh will be attending Northwestern University
PRIZE AMOUNT

$1,000 for each

THEIR WORK

Ashtyn’s art piece:

leavebehindatrailofgreen

 

Blake’s music piece (lyrics here):

Isiah’s video:

Diamond’s creative writing piece:

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Moriah’s Photos:

2014 Essay Scholarship

Prompts
  1. What is an important issues your field is facing today and how will you contribute to changing it?
  2. How will your desired occupation influence society, whether at an individual or global standpoint?
  3. What motivates you and how will you apply that to your college education and beyond?
Winners
  1. Christine Lee, accepted
  2. Anderson Vereyken, accepted
  3. Jamie Lagman, accepted
  4. Tory Rose Full, accepted
  5. Nakoma Ehrhart, accepted
Colleges
  1. Christine will be attending University of Southern California
  2. Anderson will be attending U. C. Irvine
  3. Jamie will be attending U. C. Davis
  4. Tory will be attending U. C. Berkeley
  5. Nakoma will be attending University of Kentucky
Prize Amount

$1,000 for each

Their essays
  1. Christine’s essay here
  2. Anderson’s essay here
  3. Jamie’s essay here
  4. Tory’s essay here
  5. Nakoma’s essay here

2013 Essay Scholarship

Prompt

What experience in school, but outside the classroom, changed your life or helped you learn a valuable lesson?

Winner

Morgan Ruesch

College

University of Utah

Prize Amount

$1,000

His essay

2013 Winner PDF

Where is he now?

“I am doing well and have had a successful year of school so far. I am incredibly grateful for the scholarship that I received from Honors Graduation. You say it is a fairly small scholarship in comparison to others, but in reality it has been a huge help for me. Last summer I worked hard to pay for this school year but still did not have enough to make it through the whole year. The scholarship I received from you gave me the money I needed to make it through this year debt free. It was enough to pay for both semesters of books and several class fees as well. That was a great help!

I am still attending Utah State University. My major is Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in aerospace. Currently, I am a sophomore and plan to graduate in May of 2016. This major is very demanding on a students time and having the help of this scholarship gave me the chance to focus more on my studies than on working. I wouldn’t be able to get nearly as good of grades if I was spending more time working.

Once again, I really appreciate the opportunity to receive this scholarship. It has been a great help in my education.”

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