Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fil-Am Student Needs Votes in College Scholarship Contest

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Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fil-Am Student Needs Votes in College Scholarship ContestI received a YM message today from my blogger friend Conrad Contreras. He asked me on how many visitors I receive a day. Apparently, he is seeking my help with this $20,000 college scholarship. When I read about the "college sponsorship" words, I immediately want to help this kid. Who doesn't want to help someone when it comes to education?

Conrad Contreras by the way is a 15-year old Fil-Am student that is now based in California, USA. His family migrated in the US in 2007. Conrad is now in his sophomore years at Everett Alvarez High School with an impressive 4.07 GPA. He is the current Salutatorian by 2011. University of California-Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego and Stanford University are his top choices for college. With his family just starting out in the US, he wants to help them by getting as much scholarships as he can.

So, how are we going to help Conrad? There is an ongoing State voting in Zinch.com wherein the top vote-getters will advance to the Regional round. All we need to do is to vote Conrad by registering at this link and clicking the Vote button located after his name. As simple as that. Conrad currently has 17 votes including my vote. His competitors are doing well with more than 100 votes, so we need more people to help Conrad. Voting period is from February 25 to March 4. I will give an additional 10 points (Big Mak Blog Contest) to those who will vote for Conrad.

Let us help our fellow Pinoy who wants a better education and future.

20 Responses to “Fil-Am Student Needs Votes in College Scholarship Contest”

Rosa said...
February 28, 2009 at 7:02 AM

Na-vote ko na siya. :-)


Rosa said...
February 28, 2009 at 7:08 AM

tweet this:

http://twitter.com/rosamuth


Sherry said...
February 28, 2009 at 10:06 AM

hi makoy, I think you forgot to say you need to login or sign up there before you can vote.


Sherry said...
February 28, 2009 at 10:35 AM

I tweet http://twitter.com/sherrygo/status/1260775116


*Sher* said...
February 28, 2009 at 1:22 PM

still have problem to load the page, will try tonight.


Rosa said...
February 28, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Hi kuya maks, i dugg this. :-)


Denis said...
February 28, 2009 at 11:13 PM

Voted for him

i hope more votes will come in

prayers na din mga pinoy dudes and gals haha


webbielady said...
March 5, 2009 at 7:47 PM

So bad experience! I stayed around 40 minutes configuring how to vote for him. The website actually announced that it would be midnight March 24 as deadline but that was not even afternoon the PST when I tried to vote but nothing hppened. Anyway, sometimes things happen for a reason.


webbielady said...
March 5, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Twittered this as I read... and also read your sad news taht he did not get in

http://twitter.com/webbieladycont/status/1282968163


webbielady said...
March 5, 2009 at 7:50 PM

The fifth to digg this as webbieladycont leaving, "So bad he did not make it????" in the comments area.

http://digg.com/people/Fil_Am_Student_Needs_Votes_in_College_Scholarship_Contest


webbielady said...
March 5, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Don^t dispair if he did not make it. Things happen for a reason. I turned down my DOST scholarship and suffered the university with lesser money yet I was free to go out of teh country after graduation.

One of my best friends took the scholarship and he was feeling good with a good amount to spend each month from DOST... well, he could not even get a clearance from NBI to go out of the Philippines...

Though COnrad is in USA, and this schoalrship might be what he wished for, I believe him not getting in might be for a better cause.


pehpot said...
March 6, 2009 at 2:17 PM

haha that is why this is familiar.. I think I have dropped an EC before..

anyway.. you are so nice helping him out. kudos to you Makoy.

Make or Break


Sherry said...
March 6, 2009 at 7:36 PM

I wish him good luck as I have tough time to sign up.


Rolly said...
March 11, 2009 at 7:22 AM

If they can't afford the tuition, why dream of it? They can send him to other schools and not to bother people's help. They lived in the US, of course, they have the resources to finance him. I really hate like this.

dugged ronel05, twitted baconchezjoro and commented


Rolly said...
March 11, 2009 at 7:25 AM

I agree with you webbielady. Don't push yourself that you can't avail or if they are running out of financial support. Don't get me wrong but I think this guy is very ambitious enough.


Sherry said...
March 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM

he is only 15 yrs old he has bright future!


Sherry said...
March 14, 2009 at 11:02 AM

@Rolly tuition fees are not cheap, here kids starts tuition when they go kindergarten.


WebbieLady said...
March 14, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Well, ambition takes us to places, Rolly so I dont lame him. It is also proper to ask help when we need it.


Rolly said...
March 15, 2009 at 4:06 AM

to Sherry: Here in UK or US, education is free starting from nursery to college.


Rolly said...
March 15, 2009 at 4:07 AM

he should stick to where he is most suited for.

dugg-ronel05, twitted-baconchezjoro and commented here 2x


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