Chris Fernandez, a student at Binghamton University in New York, is officially the winner of the 2011 Excellence Awards Scholarship from eCampus.com!!! Chris beat out over 400 applicants for the title and the $2,000 scholarship! Chris is a freshman studying Electrical Engineering at Binghamton.
Some of Chris’ achievements include: completing the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America (serving as the Senior Patrol Leader of his troop for a year); planned, organized and lead a landscaping project and flowerbed installation at a new elementary school playground; four time High School All-American in track; maintained a 3.5 gpa in his first semester as an electrical engineering student at Binghamton; and ran a freshman school record for the 800-meter distance in track at his university.
Chris’ application included a summary of the affect this scholarship would have on his life: “Receiving this scholarship would help my family afford to keep me in school. As the oldest of four children, this scholarship would help relieve some of the financial strain my education has on the rest of my family. I plan on continuing my pursuit of excellence through the rest of my collegiate career and later into the workforce,” said Chris.
The rest of the Top 5 included Angel Cadena Jr., a student at Southern Connecticut State University; Ashley Carr, a student at Indiana University Bloomington; Alexis Smith, a student at Lee University, and Lauren Delpont, a student at Transylvania University. All of the candidates received a combined total of 1,392 votes from their friends and family on Facebook. Fernandez won the Award with 491 votes.
The 4 runners-up all received a $250 gift card to eCampus.com for future textbook purchases.
Thanks to all of you who voted, and stay tuned for the next chance to win BIG from eCampus.com! Keep up the hard work! And congratulations to Chris Fernandez!!!
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