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‘Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship’

The Day It All Began!

Mar. 7, 2018—This is a MAJOR throwback! My Vanderbilt journey began on this day, four years ago, when I woke up early in the morning for a Chemistry final in high school. I checked my inbox and saw an unexpected email sitting there. Here it is: I was admitted to Vanderbilt as a Cornelius Vanderbilt scholar! Back...

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Standing on the Cumberland Bridge (Status of College: 25% Completed!)

May. 11, 2016—The last night before I left, Carolyn and I took a bus into Nashville and walked along the pedestrian bridge (it’s beautiful!) Standing on the bridge, overlooking the Cumberland, we couldn’t believe how far we had come. As we looked at the lights' reflection on the river water, only one question ran through our minds: How did this happen?

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Dear High School Senior Sophie…

Mar. 8, 2016—Hey, dear. Now, take a few deep breaths and look up from that AP Physics C book for now. You’ll do well on the exam, I promise. We need to talk.

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All About Merit Scholarships

Dec. 1, 2015—A very last minute plea to y'all to apply for these scholarships. They're totally worth it!!

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College Scholars Honors Seminars: The Microbiome to Italian Film

Oct. 26, 2015—Imagine my surprise when the counselor told me that instead of taking a FYWS (First-Year Writing Seminar), I could take an Honors Seminar instead, through the College Scholars Program! Oh, how I love the Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship!

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