The Get Schooled $1,000 No Essay Scholarship Winners

Meet the winners!

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From February to December we are giving away a $1,000 scholarship to students ages 17-24! To apply students must log in to getschooled.com and complete at least one activity: read an article, play a game, take a quiz, watch a video, write on a discussion board, etc..! Yup, that's it! To learn more about how to apply head  here. Now meet the winners!

Meet our $1,000 No Essay Scholarship Winner for the Month of July

Congratulations to our July $1,000 No Essay Scholarship winner, Joao Pereira. Joao is a relatively new member of our Get Schooled community, having only heard of us a few months before his graduation this year. He's been an active member since March 2019 and is really excited about everything that Get Schooled offers, from our content on college to our 1-on-1 support. Joao will be starting college at the University of Maryland - College Park this Fall and plans on majoring in physics. 

How did you hear about Get Schooled

I heard about Get Schooled through my counselor. In March, before I was getting ready to graduate high school, my counselor suggested that I check out your website because it has a lot of good information about college and what to expect in my first year. She also mentioned that you were giving out free graduation cords.

What’s your favorite thing about Get Schooled?

My favorite thing about Get Schooled is all the information that you have. Going from high school to college is a hard transition and a lot of students don’t know what to expect. It can be a little scary. For me, having this information and perspective that Get Schooled provides is really helpful.

What does winning a $1,000 Scholarship mean to you?

Winning $1,000 from Get Schooled is incredibly important to me. It makes me feel a lot better about my financial status. I was really stressed about the cost of college - I still am a bit, but this really helps! I told my mom about it and we’re both very excited.

 What do you want to study in college? Why?

I want to study physics because I’ve always loved science. When I took my first physics class in high school, I realized that this is what I wanted to do. I was really fascinated by how amazing the universe is - it’s controlled by rules that make up the science of physics. I love how small things such as atoms and molecules can make huge impacts on our lives. There’s still so much that we don’t know and I really want to learn as much about our universe as possible.

When will you attend college?

Fall 2019

Which college will you go to?

The University of Maryland - College Park

We see that you've been part of the Get Schooled since March 2019, what keeps you coming back?

I like all of the content pieces that Get Schooled has - the articles, quizzes, and discussion boards. I like seeing what other students have to say about their experience going to college. It gives me a good basis on what to expect and how I can make the most out of my own college experience.

What has been your favorite badge so far?

My favorite badge so far has been the Summer College Prep badge. I am an incoming freshman, so anything that helps me in my first year of college is great. I really liked the article on where to get cheap textbooks. I actually referred to that list and got my books at a really good price.

What content topics do you like reading about most?

As a high school senior, I really like reading content about college. I also like the articles that you have on job preparation. I will be applying for my first job this coming year and the article you have on how to prepare for an interview really helped me.

Have you recommended Get Schooled to anyone (friends, family, other students)?

Yes, I’ve recommended it to a few of my friends in high school so they can get ready for the next steps in college.

What other content topics would you like to see on Get Schooled?

A discussion board on recent events - things that are going on in the world. It’ll give students a chance to join the discussion and let their voices be heard.

Anything else you would like to add.

Thank you so much for giving me this scholarship.  I really appreciate it.


Meet our $1,000 No Essay Scholarship Winner for the Month of June

Congratulations to our June $1,000 No Essay Scholarship winner, T’Yanna McCoy. T’Yanna has been a part of the Get Schooled community since 2015 and has accumulated over 100,000 lifetime points. She recently graduated from Peachtree Ridge High School and plans on studying computer science and marketing at Kennesaw State University.

How did you hear about Get Schooled?

I heard about Get Schooled my freshman year of high school through an advisor who took us to a computer lap and suggested we sign up. She thought that it would be beneficial for my class to try it out and see if there was anything on the program that might answer any questions we might have had about school or jobs. Get Schooled really helped me get through high school and answered any questions I might have had regarding college.

What’s your favorite thing about Get Schooled?

My favorite thing about Get Schooled is that there are always new topics to learn about on the website. Whether you’re on there looking for college advice, learning about relieving stress, or even how to study, there’s always a new piece of information waiting for you when you log into your account. Logging in to see new content gets you excited and makes you want to educate yourself on things you never thought you would need to know like financial aid for example.

What does winning a $1,000 Scholarship mean to you?

Winning this scholarship means a lot to me. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders a little bit and shows that anyone can win a scholarship regardless of GPA or status because I’ve struggled with that as well. It encourages me to go even harder at the education that I've been able to receive and I’m grateful for the opportunities people have given me to be successful in my craft.

What do you want to study in college? Why?

I want to study computer science and marketing. I know that sounds like a lot, but I love the idea of learning about the inner workings of a computer and how amazing technology has advanced over the years. You’re always learning something new and experimenting with new technology that could also have an opportunity to be put on the market in the near future. I also love the idea of coming up with a new idea and being able to sell it. It’s good to know the business side of things as well so your product has a chance of being successful.

When will you attend college?

I will attend college in the fall of 2019 and excited to be able to start on a new foot and experience life in my own way.

Which college will you go to?

I’ll be attending Kennesaw State University in Georgia under the Applied Computer Science Program.

We see that you've been part of the Get Schooled community since 2015, what keeps you coming back?

Get Schooled is an excellent tool to have in your toolbox in my opinion. It has helped me in ways I probably wouldn’t have known by just going to my counselor and asking. Get Schooled is like a library for information on college, how to make a resume, how to ace an interview, and so much more. Without Get Schooled I truly would’ve been lost when it was time to apply for colleges.

What has been your favorite badge so far?

My favorite badge is the Federal Student Loans one. It helped me learn about the difference between the loans how to make sure I pick the right one for me. Nobody wants to have loans, but it’s best to learn about the ones that will benefit you in the end.

What content topics do you like reading about most?

I enjoy educating myself on topics about college and jobs the most. They taught me the appropriate etiquette I must have when I go into my interviews, what I need to bring, and how to sell myself to get a job efficiently. I also learned about how the FAFSA works, other alternatives to college, and how to pay for college. It was great being able to go on there and find something to learn every day

Have you recommended Get Schooled to anyone (friends, family, other students)?

I’ve recommended it to my sister a few times. I think the best way to get their attention is to mention the rewards store. I think she’ll try it and hopefully, she’ll see the benefits from it as well just like I have.

What other content topics would you like to see on Get Schooled?

I see a lot of options about college life on Get Schooled, but I would love to see more content about high school. Not everyone goes to college, but almost everyone has the option to go to high school and there is a lot to learn from those four years before college. Maybe even get actual seniors or alumni to give advice to kids who are just starting out or are having a hard time.

Anything else you would like to add?

If you are considering joining Get Schooled don’t keep thinking and just sign up. You’ll be glad you did and I promise you that you will absolutely benefit from this choice. Also, the rewards store has really good prizes, so you’re not wasting any time by looking through the activities.


Meet our $1,000 No Essay Scholarship Winner for the Month of May

Rogelio has been an active member of the Get Schooled community since 2017. Over the past two years, he’s accumulated over 200,000 lifetime points and completed 119 badges. Rogelio recently graduated from Ernest Righetti High School and plans on starting college in Fall 2019. He plans on majoring in filmmaking and hopes to one day become a movie director.

How has Get Schooled helped you in your journey through high school?

Get Schooled gave me a lot of advice on how to apply for jobs and how to apply to college. They encouraged me to follow my passion for filmmaking when I shared it with them through text. At times I was hesitant about it as a career choice, but they really advocated that I pursue something I was passionate about. I’ll be starting my first filmmaking class this fall!

What keeps you coming back?

Get Schooled has a lot of great resources that really helped me during high school. I really liked the career resources and quizzes. I think that the badges are also pretty cool. TBH, I really like the idea of earning points and being able to redeem them for rewards. My favorite content pieces on Get Schooled are the badges on Spiderman: Homecoming and the Ninja Turtle badge.

Did you share it with your family? How did they feel?

I will share it with my family. I think they will be really excited to hear that I won a scholarship.

Is this the first scholarship you won?

Yes. This is the first ever scholarship that I won. I am really happy and excited about it. I’ve applied for a few before but never really heard anything back. It’s awesome that Get Schooled texted me to let me know that I won. I was ecstatic and I am really thankful.

Is there a particular type of film that you want to study? What inspires you about film?

I really want to focus on SciFi and Fantasy. I really like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and superhero movies in general. For me, these genres open up possibilities that aren’t yet possible in the real world. The saying, “your imagination is the limit” really is true with these genres. I can create my own world with my own rules. Life can get pretty boring sometimes, with school and work and chores, and it gets repetitive. With these types of movies, you can create a life that’s not so boring. For example, in Star Wars, you can move things with your mind and wield a laser sword. These are the things that inspire me and make me want to follow this path.

You were part of a challenge that asked you to fill out the FAFSA. Did this challenge help you?

Yes. The challenge did help me. It gave me a better understanding of the FAFSA process and how it’s done. When I was confused about something, I texted in and someone was always there to help answer my questions.

What are your favorite movies, and what kind of movie content would you like to see?

I would really like to see more Star Wars content. It would be really cool if there was a badge for the new movie coming out, the Rise of Luke Skywalker.

Anything you would like to add?

I am really excited to receive this scholarship and I want to thank Get Schooled for giving it to me. It will really help with my tuition for film school.


April:

Marvin P.

The Get Schooled Foundation is happy to announce our winner of the $1,000 No Essay Scholarship for the month of April. Marvin P., Benjamin Franklin High School.

Marvin has been  an active Get Schooled member since 2016 with over 150k points! He also got our exclusive Graduation Cord.

He plans on getting a computer science degree from Anne Arundel Community College before transferring to a 4 year university. Being a programmer has always been Marvin’s dream — we’re sure that he’ll make a great developer!

We also wanted to know which Get Schooled resources was able to help him succeed in school. His favorite badge was the one on Community College, which shows the differences from a university and a community college, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. The other favorite Get Schooled resource of his was our content pieces on how to create resumes and write cover letters.

"It means a lot to me since colleges can be pretty expensive and winning this helps a lot!"


March:

Nakia W.

Get Schooled is happy to announce the first ever winner of our $1,000 No Essay Scholarship, Nakia W., The US School. Nakia has been a part of the Get Schooled community since March 2019 and has accumulated over 5,000 lifetime points.

She’s currently a senior at the US School and is excited to start college in the Fall. She plans on studying design at Moore College of Art and Design. Nakia’s favorite thing about Get Schooled is being able to connect with resources and advisors who care about her success.We wish her the best of luck going forward!

"I want to do more of what I love to do and explore more!" 


February: 

Joshua S.

Get Schooled is happy to announce the winner of our $1,000 No Essay Scholarship for the month of March, Joshua S., Centennial High School.

Joshua has been an active member of the Get Schooled community since September 2018 and has accumulated over 50,000 points since then.He plans on attending Norco Community College before transferring to a 4 year university. Joshua will major in elementary education and hopes to become a teacher.

His favorite thing about Get Schooled is having access to all the opportunities and resources available to him and other students.

"I want to study to be an elementary teacher, I had a few teachers that inspired me back then and I want to be that kind of teacher."