Double Your Money Scholarship Winner: Kevin Shepherd

Congratulations to our latest Double Your Money Winner Kevin Shepherd! Kevin was awarded the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarship for $800, and because he found and applied for the scholarship through Zinch, we’re hooking him up with another $800. We wanted to bend Kevin’s ear for a moment with a few interview questions, and here’s what he had to share.

What’s your strategy behind applying for scholarships?

When applying for scholarships I look to see where my background and qualifications can fit a criteria for a scholarship award as best as possible. As a minority I’m aware there are many opportunities out there for myself. However without putting in the effort into finding these scholarships I’ll be out of luck when it comes time to pay tuition.

What’s your favorite late night snack?

I’m not much for late night snacking to be honest. However if I do wish to avoid having a rumbling stomach before I go to sleep I can usually make myself a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

What are three things you can’t leave the house without?

I usually never leave the house without my wallet, phone and keys. Of course I’ll need to get back into my place and you never know when I’ll need my wallet or phone in case of an emergency.

How are you more than a test score?

I’m more than a test score because a test score can’t determine a person’s goals or ambitions. Over my few years in college in Wisconsin and abroad in Australia I have learned plenty about myself. In this time I have figured out what interests me and which direction I would like to head after graduation. It’s still not a clear path and I’m not sure if it will ever be but I’m not as in the dark as I was when I began my freshman year.

Do you have a classmate that’s a super student like you? Then invite them to Zinch! Thanks to our Win Your Friend’s Money program, any scholarship they win will land you a check for the same amount. Pretty cool, right?

written by
Sean Castillo
December 18, 2011

2 Responses to “Double Your Money Scholarship Winner: Kevin Shepherd”

  1. Megan
    December 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm #


  2. Jimena
    January 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    This is great! Just gives me more hope that it’s possible. Congratulations!

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