When Dawnee Burson, a Graduate student at Utah State University pursuing a master of natural resources degree with National Environmental Policy Act certification, won our 4th Annual $10,000 Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest we were gratified that such a deserving student was the recipient of our scholarship.
As some may know, a rather unique aspect of our scholarship contest is the additional $1,000 that is awarded to the school of the winner each year. So you can imagine that when we spoke with Nat Frazer, the Dean of Natural Resources at Utah State University, and learned that the University would be using the $1,000 to award an additional scholarship to an undergraduate student at USU’s College of Natural Resources we were thrilled.
Sure enough not long after hearing the good news, we received a picture taken at the April 9, 2011 College Awards Banquet ceremony. The College of Natural Resources came up with a wonderful idea to ask Dawnee to be present at the ceremony to help present the scholarship. The photo below features Dawnee Burson standing along side the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship, Michaela Stuver.
Michaela, we learned, is a sophomore from Orem, Utah majoring in Environmental Studies. Her emphasis is communication and she would like to run a program that educates people about the world around them.
The Gallery Collection congratulates both Dawnee Burson and Michaela Stuver on winning their scholarships. We are confident that both of these young women will be putting the funds to excellent use in furthering their academic careers and helping to do some good in the world.
Contest submissions for our 5th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 Scholarship are accepted through January 12, 2012. To find out more information on how you can enter and win visit ourGreeting Card Contest Page.
Congratulations to Dawnee Burson of Logan, Utah! She is the winner of our 4th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest! Dawnee, a Graduate student at Utah State University, created an amazing winter scene that we’ll easily be able to convert into a beautiful holiday card. Dawnee submitted a design that is 100% original and unique, and we can’t wait to see the finished product! Our judges had a tough decision to make as there were so many outstanding entries in the finalist pool. There is a possibility that we may pick one or two additional entries to be converted into greeting cards, and the students who submitted these designs will be compensated for their work.
Here is the design Dawnee submitted:
The 5th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest will begin on March 17, 2011. Be sure to visit the entry page to reacquaint yourself with the rules and guidelines. You may also check out our newly updated winners page to view the designs submitted by our previous winners and to get inspired.
After months of receiving and reviewing entries for our 4th Annual $10,000 Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship, we are so excited to at last be able to reveal the Scholarship Finalists ! Be sure to check out the entries and tell us which one you “Like”.
This year, we have a total of 177 possible contenders for the big $10,000 prize! And don’t forget, we also are giving away an additional $1,000 to the school of the winner. This is truly a wonderful opportunity for one talented student to help finance their education as well as showcase their artistic abilities.
Certainly, those students who put in time and effort to create and submit an entry whether it be of a Christmas Card, Birthday Card or some other occasion, all share and demonstrate important qualities needed for success in life. They all show initiative and taking responsibility for one’s self and future.
So on March 16, 2011 when we announce the lucky winner, know that each and every one of you who made a sincere effort at creating a beautiful greeting card design should also be congratulated!
Congratulations to Lauren Ondreko of Friendswood, Texas! She is the winner of our 3rd Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest! Lauren, a senior at Friendswood High School, created a fun and festive design that we’ll easily be able to convert into a beautiful holiday card. Even though Lauren submitted her work on lined loose-leaf paper, it was done exceptionally well and she submitted a design that is 100% original and unique. Our judges had a tough decision to make as there were so many outstanding entries in the finalist pool. There is a possibility that we may pick one or two additional entries to be converted into greeting cards, and the students who submitted these designs will be compensated for their work.
Here is the design Lauren submitted:
The 4th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest is officially underway. Be sure to visit the entry page to reacquaint yourself with the rules and guidelines. You may also check out our newly updated winners page to view the designs submitted by our previous winners and to get inspired.