2016 B2SI College Scholarship Winner Update

Harvard Freshman Tells Us About Her Experience Thus Far

Every year at our Kickoff Event we give out five college scholarships ($2,500 each) to graduating high school seniors, courtesy of Community Currency Exchange Association of Illinois (CCEA) and the Tufano family. Among our recipients in 2016 was Lucy Wang, graduating senior from Naperville Central in Naperville, IL.

This past fall Lucy began her undergraduate career at Harvard University. After her first semester, the difference in lifestyle is the most significant change that Lucy has noticed. As a result of less time spent in classes, Lucy has been able to try a number of new things as well as finding the time to be an editor for the undergraduate newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, join the robotics clubs, and work at the Harvard Art Museum. Despite her love for the arts, Lucy’s favorite course thus far is linear algebra, which she says stretched her mind in a way that no other class has done before.

Unfortunately, Lucy was unable to attend our Kickoff Event last May, but she is still extremely honored for the recognition. She has this advice for high school seniors who are still in the college/scholarship search: “Don't be hesitant to recognize that you may not be 100% sure of what you want to do because I know that I didn't. Set your goals high because you never know if you don't try, and keep your mind open.”