A total of ten students who won the Go Daddy’s .ME Scholarship were awarded $10,000 each by Go Daddy a web hosting company. The statement released on Thursday talked about the $10,000 award which will be given to ten talented tech-oriented students as college scholarship this fall.
The competition began on the 10th of January and participated by all students in the process of getting and undergraduate degree in the fall of 2011. The criteria required for participation was a minimum 3.0 GPA and a score higher than 860 on SATs or 18 on the ACT.
Thousands of potential candidates applied for the scholarship out of which only ten naturally gifted students were selected. With an increase of eight percent seen in tuition fees since last year, this scholarship is a blessing for the lucky ten. Many students due to the high cost cannot attain quality education.
“I went to college thanks to the G.I. Bill,” said Go Daddy CEO and founder Bob Parsons. “Having a college education can make all the difference when it comes to building a business or a career. Who knows … we just might hire a few of our Go Daddy dot-ME scholarship winners after graduation.”
The winners were made to write essays about their ‘passion for technology’ as well as their ambition to make a difference. In a statement, Go Daddy said the reason behind this competition was “helping to develop a strong workforce for the future.”
The names of the winners of the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship are Patrick A., Midlothian of Virginia, Kryan A. of Phoenix, Lindsay B. of Laguna Niguel, Annica B. of Scottsdale, Arizona, Brian D., Boca Raton, Florida, Stephen G., Lakewood of Ohio, Katie H. of Phoenix, Michael L. of Bakersfield, California, Shavana S. of Tucson, Arizona, and James S. of Daytona Beach.