Credello is thrilled to announce the winners of their highly competitive college scholarship, where young minds were challenged to create engaging and educational videos featuring their perspective on one of four topics: “Can YOLO and frugality coexist? , What is financial fitness to you?, If you suddenly get a million dollars, what would you do with it?”, and “What is your financial superpower?”
The response to our scholarship competition was overwhelming, and our panel of judges had the daunting task of selecting the most outstanding entries. Today, we are proud to unveil the talented individuals who have truly impressed us with their creativity, insight, and passion for financial wisdom. Congrats to the three winners on asking us to think in a different way and winning Credello’s College Scholarship 2023! Watch their videos here.
1st Place: Embracing Both YOLO and Frugality
Madeline Mae McDonald of Princeton University, takes the coveted first-place prize of $7,000 with her thought-provoking video, “Can YOLO Co-Exist with Frugality?” Madeline’s video explores the delicate balance between living life to the fullest and being financially responsible. With a captivating storytelling approach, she shows that YOLO (You Only Live Once) and frugality can indeed coexist, offering practical tips like high-yield savings accounts and paying off your credit card bill on time and in full every month and personal anecdotes that resonate with audiences of all ages. And remember “frugality isn’t a limitation, it’s a lifestyle.”
2nd Place: What would you do with $1 million?
In the second spot with a $2,000 college scholarship, we have Baylin Bell, a student at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. In her video, titled “If I Had a Million Dollars,” she explores the fascinating question: “If you suddenly get a million dollars, what would you do with it?” and delves into the dreams, aspirations, and responsibilities that come with sudden wealth, offering practical advice and thought-provoking insights. Her clarity of thought and engaging presentation make her a deserving recipient of the second-place scholarship.
3rd Place: Redefining Financial Fitness
Aaron Brown, a student at Georgia Gwinnett College, secured the third-place scholarship of $1,000 with his video that redefines financial fitness. Aaron’s unique perspective emphasizes that financial well-being transcends numbers; it’s about understanding and aligning your financial goals with your life’s purpose. He passionately demonstrates that everyone possesses a financial superpower waiting to be unleashed.
These scholarship winners have not only showcased their exceptional creativity but have also provided invaluable insights into the world of personal finance. We are incredibly proud to support their educational journeys and look forward to seeing how they continue to shape the financial landscape with their fresh perspectives and innovative ideas.
Our heartfelt congratulations to all the scholarship winners, and our sincere thanks to the many participants who shared their financial wisdom with us.
In the meantime, we know it’s not only students that need help with their financial future. Credello offers many tools and resources to offer you unbiased recommendations for paying off your debt. Follow Credello on social for more scholarship opportunities for 2023.