Student Essay Scholarship

Words, crafted from 26 letters, have the power to change the world, by helping people live better, healthier lives.

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2018 Essay Subject

Everyone’s family has either been directly or indirectly affected by diabetes. In the past 50 years, there has been an 800% increase in diagnosed diabetes cases, with the trend only gaining speed.

In 1500 words or less, please explain the role of insulin in the body, the body’s reaction to increased sugar levels, and what should be done to reverse the trend. What foods should be avoided to reduce the onset of insulin resistance? What can we do on a daily basis to help control sugar levels?

About the Scholarship Program:

The Research Leadership Scholarship Program was created in hopes that it may encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity and its related problems can be controlled. It should be noted that some of the newer diet supplements out there do a good job in addressing weight management, but consumer products only address a part of the issue.

Our Focus is the Support of Great Education

Our dietary health is one of our base cardinal needs as people. We aim to provide the support the next generation needs to make it easier to change lives.

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Entry Deadline:
December 31, 2018

900 - 1,500 words

Four winners will be chosen, based on quality of submitted essay. Highest award is $3,000. Three additional winners will be given $1000 each. Winners will be notified and awards will be given toward the end of January 2019.

Scholarship Entry Form

2017 Scholarship Winners

Lea Hix
Physician Assistant Studies
Stanford University
Morgan Hess
Integrated Marketing & Communications
Pepperdine University
Kendra Munkascy
Physician Assistant Studies
Penn State
Jeremy Coleman
Colorado State University

2016 Scholarship Winners

Sydney Scott
Special Education
Boise State University
Michael Burton
Drexel University
Jessica Zhang
New York University
Ryan Cardiff
Business Administration
UC Berkeley

2015 Scholarship Winners

Rosino LeGan
Santa Clara University
Olivia Schappell
Decision Sciences
Carnegie Mellon
Kendall Branham
William and Mary
Nicholas Cummings
Computer Science
U Mass Amherst

2014 Scholarship Winners

Keaton Butler
Recording Arts
Indiana University
Vanessa Calouro
Human Biology
Brown University
Jennifer Chung
Emory University
Peter LaQuesse
S. Conn. State Univ.

2013 Scholarship Winners

Amy Wang
Tulane University
Meredith Klett
Political Science
Univ. of Michigan
Matthew McCreary
Univ. of N. Dakota
Neill Netzeband
Cal Poly Pomona
Olga Agafonova
Computer Science
Univ. of SC

**All students gave permission for their name and photos to be published.