2022 Unigo All About Education Scholarship Winner

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our All About Education Scholarship. We received an incredible 6,097 applications this year and we are truly humbled by all of the amazing students who applied. After reading through hundreds of amazing essays, we are confident that this student is deserving of this award and we can’t wait to see all the great things they will do in the future. We would like to thank all of the students who applied for this scholarship. We were truly blown away by all of the incredible applicants and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn about you all. We are already looking forward to next year’s scholarship and we can’t wait to read even more amazing essays from talented students. Thank you all for participating and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

The essay asked “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?”

Kailani Torres from Buffalo, NY and a student at University at Buffalo had the winning answer. She joins our list of Unigo scholarship winners and we couldn’t be prouder.

Read Kailani’s winning essay below.

Winning scholarship entry

Nineteen and on the verge of being homeless nineteen and working towards attaining a neuroscience degree nineteen and working  hours a week while being a fulltime student College is my sanctuary but outside of college I feel alienated Coming from a place of chaos where progression feels minimal passion is ridiculed and growth feels denied I can finally say I’ve found a place that feels like home a feeling I’ve never had before But college is not always a place of serenity Tuition is expensive a well-known fact to anyone Being the only person paying for college and other materials is not easy I don’t have a family to rely on honestly I don’t have a family But I am not typing this to find pity or create a sob story in fact Im typing this from a place of ambition Failure is not in my vocabulary Im determined to attain my neuroscience degree and go into a field where I provide aid to people in hopes they find their own sanctuary The road towards attaining such a degree is not easy I am aware that I will endure many hardships and obstacles both professionally and personally However in spite of it all my dream of becoming a doctor will become a reality If I had to identify the main thing I’ve learned within my nineteen years on this planet is to expect the unexpected I never thought I’d attend college but here I am and education is my freedom

Scholarship tips from our winner

  1. Don’t avoid applications that require essays.
  2. The more you apply to, the better your chances of winning