Congratulations to our Winners!

We asked high school seniors and juniors to write essays answering the question,
“If you could change one thing in the world to make it a more caring place, what would you change?”


The response was amazing! We were very touched by the heartwarming, caring essays written by our student entrants.

Ten first place scholarships of $350 were awarded to:

Alaysia Fullilove
Elaine Yan
Fatima Elkhatib
Nicole Svagr
Olivia Dixon
Regan Bell
Briana Moore
Shreya Mapadath
TiAnna Olivas
Caleb Joshua Cox

Ten honorable mention scholarships of $100 were awarded to

Alice Owen
Alyson Lucas
Brian Arzola
Brittni Miller
Isaac Guest
Jordane Williams
Michelle Alcantara
Priya Shah
Rebecca Murphy
Shelby Hill

There were so many wonderful essays, that our scholarship team decided to award an additional 10 awards of $50 to:

Victoria Kemeny
Christian Hannah
Gretha Goebel
Isabella Peluso
Kendal Dill
Mackenzie Spackman
Niya Carrera
Alberto Lopez
Catherine Olander
Maggie Davis

UCA created this scholarship contest for the purpose of encouraging the next generation to think about how to create more caring in the world. The association is excited to award students for promoting a more caring world. Some of the notable quotes from the winning scholarship essays include:

Caleb Joshua Cox

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To change the world and make it a more caring place takes investing in people one life at a time. We all have people who impacted and invested in us. People who have shared their [...]

TiAnna Olivas

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If I could change one thing in the world to make it a more caring place, I would have people possess a more selfless heart and mindset. If people have a more caring outlook on [...]

Shreya Mapadath

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Our first instinct when faced with the question of how we can make the world a more caring place might be to propose ideas for a grandiose philanthropy project or a charity foundation. These plans [...]

Briana Moore

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In this day in age, there are many people who are self-absorbed and only care about themselves. They never take a moment to look around and see the people around them. If there is one [...]

Regan Bell

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We Have to Change Being caring is a decision. The world is not going to be more caring until people decide to be. Many things could use a change but the one thing that I [...]

Olivia Dixon

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Our world has been divided by our differences and lack of cultural understanding and a broad, global perspective. An important part of this is that there are so many people that simply don’t understand or [...]

Nicole Svagr

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"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.... Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." In the words of the renowned Harper Lee, it [...]

Fatima Elkhatib

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If I could change one thing in the world to make it a more caring place, what would I change? I’ve often thought about this question and I always come up with the same answer. [...]

Elaine Yan

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“Mhm.” “Okay.” “I see.” I stared at my friend, my words dying on my lips after I realized that she wasn’t really listening to me. She had noticed my uncharacteristically downtrodden expression and asked me [...]

Alaysia Fullilove

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Currently, our society has a deeply embedded negative perception of people who are struggling with mental health issues. I became especially aware of this after a security guard at my school asked me what I [...]