In an attempt to involve increasing numbers of Huge Scholars in the activities of the Foundation, Ben Weise and Evan Harpster (both were awarded Huge Scholarships at NWU in 2008) were asked to help interview and select the next Huge Scholars for 2015. Below is Evan’s comment on the value of this experience.
“I just want to take a quick moment to express my gratitude for being invited to take part in this year’s NWU-Huge Scholarship selection process (hard to believe it has already been a month!). It was an honor to be able to represent the foundation in such a way and a joy to see all of the capable applicants.
I certainly never took the scholarship for granted and always felt entirely blessed to have been selected, but the opportunity to interview those twelve candidates and to see just how talented and deserving so many are made me feel that much more fortunate. I only wish I could recollect more of my own 2008 interview, now that I can truly appreciate how life-changing those 45 minutes were.