This year’s gap year scholarship applicants were incredibly impressive.
Every one of them offered insight, passion, and motivation beyond anything either Jim or I remember having when we were their age. And they all were truly dedicated to using their gap year to “test drive” their interests, skills, and future college or career path.
This made it very difficult to decide on our winners, and we wish we could award more scholarships and in larger amounts (and we look forward to the day when we will be able to do this).
Two applicants stood out from the rest, and we decided to split the $1000 scholarship between them. Congratulations to Jessica Lippe and Ilana Gelb, our Test Drive Your Future Gap Year Scholarship winners for 2011!