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Fall 2014 Scholarship Photo Contest

High school students from all over the country answered our question: Where can you see yourself in college?

To enter the ULS scholarship photo contest, students were asked to submit a photo of a location they saw on a college visit, accompanied by a description no longer than 200 words in which they explained why they could imagine themselves spending time in that particular place.

We had an array of creative answers that ranged from literal to figurative, but after careful consideration we have finally picked three recipients for our three cash prizes.

This year’s Grand Prize winner is Michaela LaPlante, for her photo of a campus building at Northern Arizona University.

In her description, Michaela speaks of how she could see herself spending a great deal of time in the Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics at Northern Arizona University, working diligently to study disease outbreaks and “understand the world we live in.”

$500 Grand Prize Winner

  • Michaela LaPlante, a home-schooled student hailing from Arizona, for her photo from Northern Arizona University.

$100 Winners

  • Second place winner: Abigail Saul, a senior at Hanover Park High School, for her photo from Swarthmore College.
  • Third place winner: Abbye Prelip, a senior at James Wood High School, for her photo from North Carolina State University.

Notable Entries

Honorable mentions were awarded to:

  • Kyle Cappelletti of Jamesville, NY; photo of the University of Albany
  • Abigail Denney of Peoria, AZ; photo of Pepperdine University
  • Hannah Emerson of  Common Township, MI; photo of Adrian College
  • Annie Felix of Cupertino, CA; photo of Santa Clara University
  • Brianna France of Forth Worth, TX; photo of Texas Tech University
  • Karina Gamboa of Mission, TX ; photo of Texas Tech University
  • Alexis Olivares of Little Elm, TX; photo of Tabor College
  • Gabriella Vaccaro of Radford,VA; photo of Duquesne University
  • Annabella Waszkiewicz of Lincoln Park, NJ; photo of Ramapo College

ULS would like to wish the best of luck to all of our scholarship contest entrants as they prepare for college!

*The content submitted expresses the opinions of the contest participants, and does not necessarily reflect the views of University Language Services. Each participant is solely responsible for the information and/or analysis of their submitted content.