By Cato | Free Think U Foundation is proud to announce one of its most recent scholarship winners, Hannah Peck, a Sophomore Paralegal Studies major who has been enrolled at Liberty University and is now taking courses with CollegePlus. Hannah was the first-place finisher in Free Think U’s CollegePlus Fall 2012 Scholarship Contest and was awarded $3,000 in scholarship money for her accomplishment.
Hannah earned a total 36,552 Impact Points during the month of November (more than 16,000 points ahead of the second-place finisher) by completing all 9 Free Think U online course experiences, in addition to recruiting friends, starting discussion boards, and taking other actions to encourage conversation about the Big Ideas.
Commenting on her Free Think U experience, Hannah said, “I appreciate how Free Think U encouraged us to carefully examine and consider relevant and vital issues through their online courses. Their use of widely respected authors and thinkers quickly gained my respect.”
“Students are rarely encouraged to think carefully about issues from outside of a politically correct viewpoint,” Hannah said. “I appreciate how Free Think U is doing a great job of challenging that system.”
There were over 150 participants in Free Think U’s CollegePlus Fall 2012 Scholarship Contest.
Hannah’s immediate plan for the future is to continue to work while she earns her bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and then to apply to law school.
Hannah is an example of the kind of student Free Think U wants to reward. We’re identifying students who are willing to think critically and engage in The Great Conversation – students who show initiative and character and the leadership abilities required to help shape the future of our nation,” said Jim Van Eerden, Free Think U’s Dean.