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Meet Daniel Gill: Expressive Art Specialist, Going Merry Scholarship Winner

Meet Expressive Art specialist Daniel Gill. With educational puppetry, Daniel teaches children ages three to five-years-old about important subjects, such as sharing, mindfulness, working with their feelings, and other positive topics.

Through his work in educational puppetry, Daniel noticed that he could help children with Autism spectrum disorder learn and develop communication skills.

After submitting his winning essay application for the 2019 Going Merry Most Unique Scholarship, Daniel won $1,000 to help fund his education. He’s studying the Early Childhood Special Education Masters and Credential program to strengthen his educational puppetry skills so he can continue to help young children with Autism.

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Scholarship Winner Spotlight: Jesus Adrian Arroyo-Ramirez

A scholarship success story can be influenced by a personal journey, breaking the mold, and carving out your own future to inspire students like Jesus Adrian Arroyo-Ramirez to write a winning scholarship essay (and video!) He earned an outstanding $40,000 through the Golden Door Scholarship in February 2019.

The scholarship application required an essay and a video submission. The essay prompted students to explain what differentiates them from other DACA students who apply to the scholarship – thinking outside of academics and test scores.

Jesus reflected on an early obstacle that fueled his drive to graduate first in his class with a semester’s worth of college credit. Jesus is on his way to become the first in his family to graduate from an American university for what he says will set an example for his own family in the future.

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Wondrous Scholarships for Students in Wyoming for 2019 – 2020

Financing college tuition can be like coal mining: you have to dig and search through a vast selection of websites and forms, only to feel a little more confused than when you started. 

But that’s why we’re here to help you with your scholarship search. For instance, did you know that local scholarships are often less competitive–meaning there’s a higher chance of winning that scholarship award money? At Going Merry, we bring local and statewide scholarships to you. You can even fill out all your scholarship applications, right on our website!

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Winner Spotlight: John Flowers Jr. on writing his scholarship essay on personal growth

A scholarship success story takes an experience, a family history, and redefining limits to inspire students like John Flowers Jr. to write a winning scholarship essay. He earned himself an awesome $500 through The Ferrell Lee Scholarship.

The scholarship application required an essay answering the following prompt: “Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.” John reflected on his eagerness to learn since a young age, and how the sky was never the limit for him. He’s now on his way to a four-year university, setting an example for his younger siblings.

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Superb Scholarships for Students in South Carolina for 2019-2020

We know you’re probably relaxing by the beach, not wanting to think about financing college tuition. We get it! Applying for scholarships is no walk in the park, but we’re making this easy for you with our scholarship search and application tool.

Check out this partial list of South Carolina scholarships to jump-start your financial aid!

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How to compare colleges, to make your target college list – with the best safety schools and reach schools suited for you!

Every student deserves to apply to his or her dream school. But how do you narrow down a list of solid choices to apply to when there are so many options out there? And how do you make sure you also apply to some “realistic” colleges, to make sure you get into at least one? We’re walking you through the steps to simplify creating your list of colleges to apply to.

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Scholarships for Students in Pennsylvania for 2019 – 2020

The US supports education on all levels of community, stretching from national initiatives down to your neighborhood programs. Scholarships range from nationwide offerings to state, county, or even school specific scholarships. At Going Merry, we bring local and statewide scholarships to you – including scholarships in Pennsylvania – and let you fill out your applications all in one place! 

Check out the list below for some Pennsylvania scholarships for you to explore!

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Wonderful Scholarships for Students in Washington for 2019-2020

Thinking about how to afford college? Washington scholarships are a common form of support for education and many small local scholarships go unclaimed each year. At Going Merry we bring local and statewide scholarships to you and let you fill out your applications all in one place! Make sure to take full advantage of scholarships your community has available to you.

Here are just two of the many scholarships available for students in Washington. To see the full list of your eligible scholarships, sign up for Going Merry.

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What’s a winning scholarship essay look like? Check out this Going Merry success story with Gabby DeMott

A scholarship success story takes a defining moment, an experience, sometimes even studying abroad, to inspire students like Gabby DeMott to write a winning scholarship essay. She earned herself a whopping $10,000 through The Bill Browning Scholarship for Ann Arbor Public Schools and some nice press coverage.

The scholarship application required an essay answering the following prompt: “Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.” Writing this essay gave Gabby the opportunity to reflect on and write about her experience in Germany and what she took back with her when returning to America.

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Validating Scholarships for Virginia Students for 2019 – 2020

Wondering how you’re going to balance college studies with extracurriculars? That’s the easy part! The hard part comes first: Figuring out how to assemble financial aid, to affording college. An important part of many student aid packages is scholarships. 

And in particular, don’t forget about local scholarships, which are often less competitive–meaning there’s a higher chance of winning that scholarship award money.

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Great Scholarships for Students in Ohio for 2019 – 2020

Home to one of the largest universities in the country, Ohio is a popular destination for college students. Schools like Ohio State University and Kent State open their doors to thousands of new students each year. However, paying for school can be a burden. Applying to scholarships is still crucial for in-state students. Luckily, Ohio residents can apply to scholarships in their area to find more scholarship opportunities.

Check out the list below for a few of the Ohio specific scholarships you should explore on Going Merry as you start thinking of how to pay for school!

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