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Press Release - Adkins Scholarship Foundation

Press Release

2017 Finalists

Congratulations to the top 10 finalists. Finalists 4-10 will receive a $100 participation prize while Finalists 3-1 will advance to the final round of the competition and will present their projects before the founders, family and an esteemed panel of judges on Saturday May 13, 2017. Listed in alphabetical order, here they are:

  • Seledta Carlisle - Guam High School
  • Veronica Chua - St. John's School
  • Jason Cruz - Father Duenas Memorial School
  • Laraina Manglona - Southern High School
  • Kennie Mcdonald - Guam High School
  • Asia Meno - Guam High School
  • Brandy Paulino - Academy of Our Lady of Guam
  • Gabrielle Santos - Academy of Our Lady of Guam
  • Justin Truong - Father Duenas Memorial School
  • Anne Wen - St. John's School

The Top 3 will present their projects at the banquet where their final placement will be determined. Congratulations to:

  • Seledta Carlisle - Guam High School
  • Veronica Chua - St. John's School
  • Brandy Paulino - Academy of Our Lady of Guam
  1. 1st place = $10,000 ($4,000 to student, $6,000 to higher learning institution)
  2. 2nd place = $6,000 ($2,500 to student, $3,500 to higher learning institution)
  3. 3rd place = $4,000 ($1,000 to student, $3,000 to higher learning institution)

2016 Winners

GCC, AOLG & Harvest students win top prizes in Adkins Scholarship Contest.

Upper Tumon, Guam, May 7, 2016 - The Adkins Scholarship Foundation, privately funded by local businessman James L. and wife Rosita S. Adkins, awarded $21,000 in cash & scholarship prizes to its 5 finalists today.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10am – 12nn in The Salon at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

Having already submitted their research projects for blind scoring to our panel of esteemed judges, each finalist was given the opportunity to present their findings today before the panel, the foundation owners, their families and members of the community. We congratulate the winners on a job well done and applaud them for the hard work they dedicated to their respective projects. The prize money was well earned!

  1. Audrey Meno – Freshman, Guam Community College. 1st place = $10,000 ($4,000 to student, $6,000 to higher learning institution)
  2. Renee Blancaflor – Senior, Academy of Our Lady of Guam. 2nd place = $6,000 ($2,500 to student, $3,500 to higher learning institution)
  3. Jeffrey Kim – Senior, Harvest Christian Academy. 3rd place = $4,000 ($1,000 to student, $3,000 to higher learning institution)
  4. Asia Meno – Senior, Guam High School. 4th place = $500 (100% to student)
  5. Taylor Toth – Senior, Guam High School. 5th place = $500 (100% to student)

2016 Finalists

Congratulations to the top 5 finalists. The following contestants have earned a place in the final round of the competition and will present their projects before the founders, family and an esteemed panel of judges on Saturday May 7, 2016. Listed in alphabetical order, here they are:

  • Asia Meno - Guam High School
  • Audrey Meno - Guam Community College
  • Jeffrey Kim - Harvest Christian Academy
  • Renee Blancaflor - Academy of Our Lady of Guam
  • Taylor Toth - Guam High School

The Foundation has increased its scholarship award to include places 4 & 5 as follows:

  1. 1st place = $10,000 ($4,000 to student, $6,000 to higher learning institution)
  2. 2nd place = $6,000 ($2,500 to student, $3,500 to higher learning institution)
  3. 3rd place = $4,000 ($1,000 to student, $3,000 to higher learning institution)
  4. 4th place = $500 (to student)
  5. 5th place = $500 (to student)

2010 Finalists

  1. Beaudy Camacho - 1st place (SPAM)
    Click here to see project »
  2. Christopher K. Cho - 2nd place (CHOCOLATE)
    Click here to see project »
  3. Douglas P. Freed - 3rd place (COMPUTERS)

Finalists of 2008-2009 ASF Competition.

Jie Wang with $15,000 Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Harvest Christian Academy's Jie Wang for winning FIRST PLACE ($15,000 Scholarship Award) in the Adkins Scholarship Foundation's "Where did it come from? How did it get here?" Scholarship Competition!

Click here to see Jie Wang's project (part 1 of 2) »
Click here to see Jie Wang's project (part 2 of 2) »

Congratulations to St. John School's Min Kyoung Kim for winning SECOND PLACE ($3,000 Scolarship Award) in the Adkins Scholarship Foundation's "Where did it come from? How did it get here?" Scholarship Competition!

Click here to see Min Kyoung Kim's project (part 1 of 2) »
Click here to see Min Kyoung Kim's project (part 2 of 2) »

Finalists of 2007-2008 ASF competition.

Jennifer Leung with $15,000 Scholarship Award

First Place ($5,000 Scholarship Award): Jennifer Leung, Junior at Harvest Christian Academy. View Jennifer Leung's Project: Gasoline »

Second Place ($3,000 Scholarship Award): Matthew Duenas, Senior at Father Duenas Memorial School. View Matthew Duenas's Project: BIOS Life Complete »

Third Place ($1,500 Scholarship Award): Elizabeth Preston, Senior at St. John's School. View Elizabeth Preston's Project: Following the Footsteps of Steel-toed Boots »

Scholarship applications now available!

For the fifth year, the Adkins Scholarship Foundation will award scholarships to students who have definite plans to further their education after high school at a university, college or technical trade school in the career field of their choice. The applicant must be a resident of Guam, a junior or senior attending any public, private, or Department of Defense high school on Guam or any student in their 1st year of college who is on Guam or from Guam. This scholarship is a competition, which involves a written research project and an oral presentation from the top three finalists. This academic year, three scholarships will be awarded. The first place winner will receive $10,000. The second place $6,000 and the third place $4,000. Each scholarship award will be divided into two parts:

Detailed scholarship information and application forms are available here on the website and hard copies will be made available to all high schools. All High school counselors have been asked to share scholarship information with students expressing an interest in attending a college or university after graduating from high school. We actively solicit applications from students with outstanding scholastic ability and who are truly interested in pursuing their education.

Award details:

1st place: $10,000. $4,000 is given directly to the student. $6,000 will be directly transfered to the higher learning institution of their choice to off-set tuition or any other school related expenses.

2nd place: $6,000. $2,500 is given directly to the student. $3,500 will be directly transferred to the higher learning institution of their choice to off-set tuition or any other school related expenses.

3rd place: $4,000. $1,000 is given directly to the student. $3,000 will be directly transferred to the higher learning institution of their choice to off-set tuition or any other school related expenses.