2019 Statement Makers Customized Girl Scholarship Contest

We’re a little late to post, but we wanted to share our winners from the 2019 Customized Girl Statement Makers Scholarship contest!

Our Statement Maker contest is centered around those who are looking to make a difference by sharing a powerful message with the rest of the world. Our job is to help bring that message to life by spreading it around. For the past 6 years, the Customized Girl Statement Maker Scholarship has helped students achieve their academic goals.

For 2019, we changed things up a bit by picking just two winners. We asked ‘What is your “statement for the world” on Instagram.

We had so many entries yet again this year, and these were our top two favorites and the winners of the Customized Girl Scholarships for 2019.

Erin M.

Statement: Shine so bright that others are attracted to your light.

Sarah S.

Statement: Stay Uncomfortable. Nothing has even been accomplished from a cocoon of blankets.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted to the scholarship contest for 2019!! We know the year hasn’t ended the way it should have for many seniors. We know you’ll do great things and are so proud of you and your accomplishments! Congratulations grads!

We combed through so many amazing and powerful statements this year, as we do every year, really! You’ve really inspired us and we’re sure many others.

For 2020, there will again be two winners. $500 each. We’re asking you to post your “statement for the world” on Instagram. We can’t wait to read more statements from our budding young adults during this time.

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2014 Customized Girl Statement Maker Scholarship Winner – Maggie Noriega

Last year we established Customized Girl’s statement maker scholarship. We are all about statement makers and celebrating those who have an important message to share with the world. Statements are what we love and that’s why our scholarship is centered on not only making them but helping spread their awareness. Every girl has a statement to make and we wanted to give a platform to those individuals who wanted to have their voice heard. With this platform we also wanted to offer the opportunity for these young, inspirational women to win money to go towards their college tuition.

Once again, we received hundreds of amazing and motivational submissions that made this year’s decision extra difficult. Each statement had it’s own personality and powerful voice but there was one statement that intrigued our judge’s the most.

Customized Girl is proud to announce our second annual statement maker scholarship winner of $2,500 – Maggie Noriega!

Maggie’s statement: Live your life as if you had an infinite amount of confetti.

We love this statement because it is important message to everyone to not sweat the small stuff and to live your life to the fullest. Sometimes we all can get lost in insignificant tasks or drama that come with life but all that matters is what makes you happy and what legacy you want to leave in this world. It’s a great message to celebrate even the smallest success’ that you accomplish and if you fail – pick yourself back up and try again.

Recently, we sat down and talked to Maggie and asked her why this statement is so important to her and her plans for school and beyond.  This is what she had to say:

What are you looking forward to the most in your college career?

I look forward to meeting new people and exploring new places. I can’t wait to experience the changes college will bring.

What are your hobbies?

A main hobby of mine is watching movies. I’ve seen 45 out of 100 movies on the American Film Institute’s “100 greatest American Films of all time” list. My goal is to watch all 100 of them by the end of 2015! I also love hiking, listening to music, and going to museums.

Why is this statement so important to you?

I love this quote because it’s saying to celebrate every happy, successful, and joyous moment in your life. It reminds me to enjoy the little things, and don’t be afraid to celebrate even the tiniest success. It also reminds me to be grateful for everything that I am lucky to have.

How did you come across this statement? Is it something someone told you or did you come up with it yourself?

I actually overheard this statement from a crew leader while I was working in Yellowstone. Thanks Jarrett! I never thought something so brief, that wasn’t even said to me directly would impact my life in such a positive way.

What does the world need to know about you?

I think the world needs to know that I want to make a positive change. In the earth, myself, and the people around me. Also they need to know how appreciative I am for this award! It’s so cool to be recognized for something so small. A last thank you to everyone that has been in my life so far. Excited to see where the future will take me!

We were inspired by Maggie’s statement and hope it can inspire more girls to stand up and be statement makers.
Congrats Maggie – We wish you all the best in college!

No worries if you missed out entering this year. We will host our scholarship annually before the start of every school. Stay updated with Customized Girl and make sure to check out last years scholarship winner!

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Introducing the Customized Girl Statement Maker Scholarship Winner: Mariah Dlugosch

Recently, Customized Girl ran a scholarship contest asking for girls everywhere to submit their power statements. Knowing that every girl has a statement to make, we thought it would be fun to offer the chance to win some money for school by letting your voice be heard.

You guys are awesome! We received hundreds of submissions and were blown away by the many different personalities and powerful statements we read. Our judges had the difficult task of narrowing down the submissions to just one powerful statement that intrigued us the most.

We are happy to announce the Winner of the $2,500 Customized Girl Statement Maker ScholarshipMariah Dlugosch!

Mariah’s statement: What other people think of me is none of my business.

 

We love this statement because it is great advice for girls everywhere. It can be easy to get caught up in drama or fights between friends or bullies but if we all remember that our opinion of ourselves is the only one that matters then we can make life a lot easier.

Recently, we sat down and talked to Mariah and asked her why this statement is so important to her and her plans for school and beyond.  This is what she had to say:

Where do you currently go to school?

Well I’m senior right now but in the Fall I’m going to Boise Sate.

That’s exciting! Do you know what you want to go to school for?

I might study Business or Psychology and take some art classes. I’m not too sure what I want to do yet, I’m kind of all over the board but I still have some time to figure it out.

Yeah, there is no rush. Do you have any hobbies?

I’m really into photography. I took a class in school and developed a strong passion for it and now I shoot senior pictures and some weddings. I also recently started taking piano lessons but I’m not very good yet.

Sounds like you have lots of interests, which is awesome. So, why is this statement so important to you?

It’s how I try to live my life. I think if you are doing what makes you happy then that is the only thing that should matter.

We love that! How did you come across this statement? Is it something someone told you or did you come up with it yourself?

My friend’s mom told me this when I was in 7th grade. We were talking about some drama at school and she told us that what other people think of us is none of our business and it just really stuck with me. I carried it with me through high school and realized that if I am proud of the things that I am doing and accomplishing then other people’s opinions shouldn’t mater.

We dig. Last thing, what does the world need to know about you?

I am very goal oriented and when I set a goal for myself I pursue it and won’t give up until I achieve it. I feel like you need to go for whatever it is you want in life and as long as you are making yourself happy that is all that matters. It goes back to my statement. Just go for the life you want.

We were inspired by Mariah’s statement and hope it can inspire more girls to stand up and be statement makers. Thanks again to everyone who entered our scholarship contest! Continue to rock out your statements and share some of them below in the comments!

Customized Girl Scholarship Winning Statement


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Customized Girl Annual School Scholarship

Having an education is a beautiful thing, but what isn’t, is the amount of money it costs to get that education. At Customized Girl, we want to help the women of tomorrow and we’re delighted to announce the Customized Girl Annual Scholarship!

As you have probably already noticed, we are all about statement makers and celebrating those who have an important message to share with the world. Statements are what we love and that’s why our scholarship is centered on making them!

As college students, we know you are busy enough with essays, exams and, more than likely, even a part-time job to help pay for the degree you are working towards, so we wanted to keep our scholarship simple and to the point. Share your statement with us in 140 characters or less, no longer than a tweet! Make it the one statement you think will change the world if people actually put it in to action!

We bet you’re wondering what you get if you win! Don’t worry, we didn’t forget. We just wanted to save the best for last! If you are chosen as the winner, you will receive a one time $2,500 scholarship to help with your college expenses, a unique shirt design and an interview with us, which will be featured on our blog. Pretty awesome, right?!

If we have piqued your interest, click the link below to read more about the details and to enter the Customized Girl Annual Scholarship!

Learn More About The Customized Girl School Scholarship

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