SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 15, 2012) — Go Daddy is helping 10 hard-working students who have passion for technology. After reviewing thousands of applicant essays, Go Daddy has selected recipients of the second annual Go Daddy .ME Scholarship Program. Each winner receives a $10,000 scholarship to apply toward the cost of tuition and books this fall.
With the rising cost of a college degree, many students and families are overwhelmed with what can be a financial burden. Go Daddy, the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Certificates is making a difference by assisting students who want to pursue a higher education.
“Go Daddy wants to help students who are driven to succeed, especially with technology,” said Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman. “Investing in this generation of tech-driven students not only helps them, but invests in building a qualified workforce of the future. We would like to think a few of these scholarship winners might become our Go Daddy colleagues one day.”
The Go Daddy .ME Scholarship recipients live in diverse cities across the U.S. Each student submitted an engaging essay about how they’ve leveraged the power of the Internet in their education. This year’s winners are using technology in a variety of ways, from launching a non-profit organization, to creating a small business.
One winner told her story of finding a way to make prom dresses more affordable. “I created a website using Go Daddy for domain registration and WebSite Tonight for hosting and design. We wanted to let girls know they could sell their old dresses to earn money, as well as purchase the right dress at an amazing price,” said scholarship recipient Nina Brante, who is set to attend the University of Alabama. “We also partnered with a local charity, so that any unsold dresses would be donated to girls in need, because every girl should have the opportunity to feel beautiful.”
The Go Daddy .ME Scholarship winners, their hometown & college:
• Nina Brante, Kennesaw, Ga., Univ. of Alabama
• Hannah Potter, Yarmouth, Maine, Stanford Univ.
• Brian Schroeder, Greenville, N.C., Univ. of Pennsylvania
• Jennifer Tu, New Orleans, La., Harvard Univ.
• Brian Lange, Wyoming, Ohio, Northwestern Univ.
• Madison Maschger, Grain Valley, Mo., Pacific Northwest College of Art
• Vinamrata Singal., Seabrook, Texas, Stanford Univ.
• Leahna Luke, Honolulu, Hawaii, Baylor Univ.
• Matthew Iozzio, Little Falls, N.J., Rutgers Univ.
• Rachel Russell, Newbury Park, Calif., Univ. of South California, Chapman Univ., Univ. of
California Santa Barbara or California Polytechnic State Univ.
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