The application process for our first year of the Rise STEM Scholarship is now closed, and we’ve chosen our first round of winners.

We decided to hold a an annual scholarship to support hard-working students in achieving their ambitious goals for a better career and future. Through the Rise STEM Scholarship, the winning student receives $1,000 toward his or her degree. We also award $250 book scholarships to each of the two runners-up.

We were blown away by receiving a total of 577 applicants this year. Many of these applicants provided inspiring stories about themselves and their future goals, but there were a few that stood out.

Without further ado, we present you our 2019 winners.

The Winner

Justin Nemec

Justin is a Chemistry, Pre-Medicine student attending the University of Pittsburgh. He’s extremely hard-working and will stop at nothing to achieve his dream of becoming an anesthesiologist. Long-term, Justin also plans to give back to students that are financially burdened but are working hard to attain their own dreams.

Runners-Up

Amanda Clarke

Amanda is a Civil Engineering student attending Arizona State University with a minor in Sustainability. She will also be pursuing her master’s degree in Sustainable Engineering after graduation. Amanda plans to develop more environmentally-friendly construction materials and practices that can provide sustainable shelter to more people.

Oliver Jensen

Oliver is a Civil Engineering student attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a focus on sustainable energy and renewable resources. Upon graduation, he would like to attend graduate school in Denmark; home to some of the best renewable energy programs in the world. He plans to contribute to a more sustainable generation.

Thanks to our applicants

We’d like to personally thank each of the 577 students that applied for our scholarship this year. It’s been refreshing to hear about how each of you plans to contribute to a brighter future for us all. We believe that with your continued efforts, you achieve everything you want in life.

Apply for 2020

Although our 2019 scholarship program has been concluded, the Rise STEM Scholarship is held annually. We encourage all students to apply for 2020 here.

Marc Schenker
Copywriter, Rise

I’m a copywriter and marketer for small, medium and large businesses in the tech, Internet and marketing industries. Whenever CEOs, business owners, and marketing departments need high-converting copy that sells and top-notch marketing advice, they contact me.

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