Unigo is pleased to announce the winners of the Sweet & Simple Scholarship Program.
Sometimes, the simplest things can truly mean the most. And in this case, they can also help you win the most — a scholarship! Our Sweet & Simple Scholarship provides a pretty sweet prize for students taking a little time to appreciate the small things. See our past winners and their scholarship responses below.
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Well, this is embarrassing
For the 2015 Sweet & Simple Scholarship, we asked: “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.”
With all of the excitement around here the last few months, our scholarship selection committee is behind on picking winners. We're working really hard to catch up so that we can award some scholarship $$$! Please check back on this page in August 2015 for an update. Have a great summer!
“Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.”
Neha R. Phoenix, AZMajor: Biomedical Engineering
“Wake up! Wake up!” yelled my uncle, shaking me out of my slumber. Was it time? Was it finally here? I jumped out of bed, my eager eyes wide with excitement.
I had been waiting a year for this moment and, at five-years-old, that was a good 20% of my life. Thinking back, I remembered when I first asked my parents for it; some kids at school had one, and it seemed so exciting! Please, mom? Please, dad? I begged. I’ll love it and play with it and take it everywhere for the rest of my life, I promise. They smiled a little smile at each other, amused with my sudden but heartfelt desire, and eventually said that one magic word: yes. It would be coming soon, they let me know, and all I could do was wait…
Now my parents would be home with it any minute and the anticipation was killing me! I heard the whir of the garage door opening and squealed with delight, running toward the sound. My mom opened up, holding a small bundle in her hands. Finally, finally, I looked at her with awe for the first time as she peered open her tiny eyes, her body wrapped snuggly in a blanket, strands of hair wisping in little curls around her forehead – my baby sister.
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