Category Archives: SCHOLARSHIP BLOG ENTRIES

My First Few Weeks at Cal State Long Beach Among Other Things :-)

Claire Guite, our 2015 Carol Phan College Scholarship recipient, sent in this blog entry talking about her first few weeks at Cal State Long Beach!  — My First Few Weeks at Cal State Long Beach Among Other Things 🙂 By claireguite When I entered for this scholarship, I thought for sure I wasn’t going to win because my entry was so

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Claire Guite

Claire is the 2015 Carol Phan College Scholarship winner! Claire will be attending CSU Long Beach, majoring in Fashion Design. UPDATE: Claire graduated from CSU Long Beach in May 2019, she is now working in the fashion industry. We hope to be getting an update from Claire soon. 🙂 Go here to see Claire’s work:  be.net/claireguite Here is Claire’s essay

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Inyoung Hong Our 2014 College Scholarship Winner

Two days before my 18th birthday, at 1 AM on a Monday morning, one of my best friends told me that she was going to die. An official brain scan was going to be done soon, but her doctor already knew the expected result. Maria had a brain tumor, and it was going to kill her. I was a wreck

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Graduating High School by Kyleigh McPhillips

I graduate high school in less than two weeks. This is no new prospect to me. My peers have scribbled countdowns onto every whiteboard, student planner, and corners of assignments that they can get their hands on. Even the teachers have acknowledged that their students are not always mentally there. I’ve crossed off each passing calendar day just as the

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“My Freshman Year of College is Over” by Caitlin Dong

A quick note from Caitlin Dong, our first Carol Phan College Scholarship recipient! D-O-N-E. I’m donedonedone. My freshman year of college is over and it definitely feels surreal. I remember thinking at the beginning of the school year that time could not pass by any slower. In retrospect, the year seemed to fly by. However, I don’t think I could be more

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Seokho Hong, Tracy High

For more about Seokho and the other scholarship winners…click here. – – Seokho Hong, Tracy High, 2012 Carol Phan College Scholarship Essay My passion in life is computer programming. It’s not simply what I want to do for a living in my future; it’s something I’ve done for many years. I have worked on dozens of major projects not to

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“High School vs College and Home vs Dorm” by Caitlin Dong

Here is a BRAND NEW blog entry from Caitlin Dong, ForCarol.com’s 2011 College Scholarship  winner. Caitlin is now attending U.C. Berkeley (….Berzerkeley….I just had to do it!).  🙂 Enjoy! — College life is undoubtedly different from high school/home life in many ways. While college life and living on your own is exciting and fun, nothing really beats going home for

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“College Thus Far :-)” by Caitlin Dong

Note:  Caitlin Dong was the first recipient of the Carol Phan College Scholarship.  She is now attending U.C. Berkeley.  Thank you, Caitlin, for this update and the kind words at the end of your blog entry.  You rock!  🙂 — Sitting here, I realized that I am about to start my tenth week of college. That’s insane. On the one

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Cool Things To Do In Tracy, CA by Caitlin Dong

I thought  it  would be cool to compile a little list of things to do around Tracy. I asked a few friends and here is what they said: Cynthia: “having coffee at Baristas & relaxing over good conversation (: “ Monique: ” id have to say going to our fabulous mall… no just kidding, i think the cool thing to do is

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