With the Fall school semester quickly approaching, students across the US & Canada – along with many other countries worldwide – are no doubt scouring the web desperately searching for scholarship opportunities, to help cover the ever-rising costs of beer pong….I mean, college fees. Thankfully, the majority of the team here at Resume Companion (with the possible exception of our accounting team) were terribly irresponsible people way back when we were at school, generally preferring the bar to the library, occasionally getting a little caught up in fierce betting rings backing the local frat house in a ‘pong competition, so we genuinely understand the harsh reality of college life – and how easy it is to spend every penny of your parents’ money. Since we no longer need to subsist on an exclusive diet of instant noodles and Natty Light, we thought it best we share the wealth and create a $1,000 scholarship fund for you, the struggling students of 2016!
Under the guise of trying to promote the development of resume writing skills in young people, we had you create a resume based on the life of any fictional/non-fictional character, so that we could pick one lucky winner and award them with $1,000! Although we were hoping to meet up with the winner and shower them in $100 bills like a ‘baller, the powers that be said we must instead provide the funds via Paypal, thus encouraging them to spend it on books and other boring stuff beneficial to his/her studies.
So who won? Well, it was tough. We received so many great resumes that despite a July 16th deadline, we couldn’t pick a winner until now. Below you’ll find the Fall 2016 Scholarship winning resume, along with a few other applications worth a special mention. We want to thank you all for taking part this year, and remember this is an annual competition, so you’re all welcome to apply again! Just remember to write a better resume than you did last time 😉
Fall 2016 Scholarship Winner
Rajan Patel, University of Windsor: Anakin Skywalker (a.k.a Darth Vadar)
James Crook, BYU – Idaho: Michael G. Scott (The Office)
Kate Vickery, Ryerson University: Daphne Blake (Scooby Doo)
Patricia Willis, East Carolina University (North Carolina): The Fresh Prince Will Smith
Emily Hansen, John Carroll University: Hillary Clinton
Carter Wolf, The University of Iowa: Don Draper (Mad Men)
Daniel Ma, Messiah College: Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)