Tuesday, April 23, 2013

College Update

I've been really busy the past few weeks with college tours and scholarship interviews, and everything is finally coming to a close.  This next year, I will be attending the University of California, Los Angeles for Computer Science.  I can't wait!  Scholarship-wise, I have received a $10,000 scholarship from the UCLA Alumni Association and $10,000 from the Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation.  I have met more amazing people through both programs than I could have ever imagined and I highly recommend that people apply for both scholarships!

For the Coca-Cola scholarship, I was flown out to Atlanta, Georgia for a weekend of fun and interviews.  There were about 250 of us scholars and we listened to presentations, toured various landmarks and were interviewed by some Coca-Cola Alumni.  It was an amazing program!  I met outstanding high school seniors from all over the country that had started non-profits, worked for defense contractors and fought gang-violence in their communities (just to name a few).  I can't even begin to say how truly honored I am to have met them!

For the UCLA Alumni scholarship, I had to go through a 3 part competition with the other 30-something scholars from around California.  I had to miss the first day, which was team building and games, because I was in Atlanta for my interview, but the second day was a ton of fun!  I met many awesome people and I can't wait to go to school with them next year!

Thanks for stopping by and Go Bruins!

Chris Konstad

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