The 2013 Binc Scholarship winners are an impressive group of students. Not only are their academic records top-notch, but they are active, community minded and in many cases working students. These winners were chosen from a pool of more than 200 applicants, the steepest competition in a number of years. Some are just beginning their college life, many are continuing their academic careers and others are beginning a second phase of life by returning to school. They all share two characteristics; they are the brightest and best!
The scholarship winners are studying in a wide variety of fields, from applied archeology and art education to psychology and mathematics. There are future doctors, teachers, researchers and architects among this year’s scholars. These students are working toward careers to improve the health of humans, animals and the environment.
In addition to rigorous studies, this year’s scholars found time for a variety of non-academic interests. When not in class you can find them playing in bands and orchestras, working in community theater, writing for newspapers and journals, participating in programs like Teach for America, woodworking, and even rock climbing.
Giving back to their community is an important part of their life as well. Tutoring younger students, working with animals, giving their time to environmental causes and volunteering for a myriad of charities are all ways that these students are making their world a better place.
Their studies are taking them to small colleges and large universities across the country, but one thing remains a constant – their love of reading and of books. Read their stories.