|$1,000 “GPA Isn’t Everything” Scholarship (Winter) – Winner:
Melissa M., from Merced, CA, is a current high school senior who wishes to study education and major in special education and teaching. She is currently the President of the PACIFIC club, after serving as the Secretary for three years. Melissa has played a woodwind in the band for nine years and is currently Secretary of the band council. She has 2,200 hours of community service with 1,700 of those hours dedicated to volunteering with organizations such as the SPCA and Toys for Tots.
|$1,000 Cappex International Students Scholarship – Winner:
Lu Xu, from China, is a current high school senior who plans to study architecture. In her free time she enjoys painting, photography and playing badminton. Lu is the Secretary General of the student league at her high school, class head of Public Relationship and Recreation Activities, Secretary of youth league as well as manager of preparation for School Art Festival and Drama. She is also the editor of her high school class newspaper as well as a local community newspaper. Lu also held a personal exhibition at the Realizing Dreams in Calligraphy art exhibition at a Shanghai library.
| $1,000 “Review My School” Scholarship – Winner:
Natalie I., from Greenfield, WI, is a college freshman at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Her intended major and area of study is biological and biomedical sciences. Natalie is a member of the 2009 Hunger Clean-Up Public Relations team as well as the S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Active Roles) leadership program at Marquette. She is also involved in a variety extracurricular programs including being a patient companion at Aurora West Allis Memorial Hospital, volunteering at the Village at Manor Park Nursing Home and participating in the Biomedical Sciences Student Association. Natalie reviewed her school, Marquette University, “I am at Marquette and love it because it is personal, not too big or small, and has endless opportunities.” She also likes it because “There are so many opportunities to volunteer through your classes and through the Office of Student Development.” Read Natalie’s complete review on the Cappex Marquette University profile.
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