Since last week, we’ve been poring through nearly 600 scholarship entries videos for B-School. (That’s a record high for us!)
It’s been an absolute privilege, on behalf of myself and my team, to watch each and every video that has been submitted this year.
We’ve been laughing, crying, hootin’, hollerin’ and sending notes back and forth all week. Most of the time, though, we’ve just been in serious awe of you.
Who you are, your courage, your insight, your creativity and your willingness to go for it.
As you know, we believe in the power of B-School and sincerely hope you’ll join us for it.
But if, for whatever reason it’s not the right fit, know that we’re still cheering you on. We will continue to be here for you: providing education and inspiration each and every week, for free.
I’ll be honest, when I first announced this contest, I didn’t know what to expect. You’ll see that you’ve inspired me to award a lot more scholarships than any of us imagined.
Here are our 31 winners of a full B-School Scholarship for 2013.
1. Carolina & Constanza Quezada
Watch these two entrepreneurial sisters from Chile, you will fall in love.
2. Molly Hahn
Founder of Buddha Doodles.
3. Alyona Stavrova
Personal trainer from Russia.
4. Victoria Rosas
Badass designer, artist, creator of e-courses.
5. Vicky Olubi
Founder of natural hair care products for women of color.
6. Shirley Plant
Smart foodie for people with crazy health restrictions – really needed.
7. Jennifer Luby Howard
8. Bernadette (via Hans)
This husband did his wife right.
9. Venessa Rodriguez
Highly talented storyteller and health coach.
10. Sara Pocius
Jewelry designer into 3-D printing. Waay cool.
11. Jimena Pardo
Wellness coach in Mexico. For every 3 paying clients she takes one for free.
12. Nikki Collinson
Chiropractor, single mom with a huge philanthropic heart.
13. Leah Kalamakis
Crazy talented web designer, living abroad on a mission to make the web beautiful.
14. Ferris Jay
Very cool energy therapist for pets.
15. Rodrigo Flamenco
Rodrigo is representin’ for Central American men.
16. Jenna Richard
Jenna is a great example of being truly ready.
17. Aja Davis
Aja has a straightforward plan, great stats and an easy to get description.
18. Amalie Wright
She’s creating beautiful legacy landscapes with eco-consciousness.
19. Carlton Taylor
Another fella who get’s it right. Watch till the end, it’s waay worth it.
20. Kitara R. Wilson
Kitara’s creativity and inner child won us over.
21. Saima Ali
This Pakistani woman living in Sydney has a great idea with panoramic images for local businesses.
22. Connie Polk
We love this 57 year old NICU and newborn photographer.
23. Melissa Schacker
Melissa’s family business to helps stroke victims recover their speech is a winner.
24. Rebecca Dempster
Rebecca lives in Sudan and is ready to transform the culture relating to animals.
25. Prue Barber
This one is hard not to love – just watch.
26. Leanne Richards-Williams
Tech training for the women of Jamaica? Um, hellz yeah.
27. Audience Choice Winner: Rebekah Borucki
This Jersey fitness girl pulled it out for our Audience Choice Winner.
28. Lynn Daue
Inactive Air Force Reserve writer, proving you can have a new life and career after serving your country.
29. Dali Rivera
Dali served 10 years and her husband served 5, making unique cutting boards and committed to decreasing unemployment in the veteran community.
30. Christine Ayar Illichmann
Her husband is active duty in the Army and she wants to help military families rate duty stations to make them feel more like home.
31. Michelle Leivan
She’s an entrepreneur and wife of a full time Kansas National Guardsman Major who has served in two deployments in Iraq.
**If your name is on this list, write to us at bschool at marie forleo dot com with SCHOLARSHIP WINNER in the subject line, then we’ll send you information on accepting your scholarship. Since we’re in the middle of B-School enrollment, our email volume is waaay higher than usual, so please be patient. We’ll make sure you’re fully taken care of well before the course begins!
One of the best things we have in life is each other — and the power of this community.
I am so grateful for the positivity, the love and support we always share with each other. So please take a moment to share your congratulations by commenting below.
Once again, a HUGE thank you for sharing your heart and vision with us and the world.
As we watched each video, we blessed every person, their family and their dreams. Please know that it was no easy feat for us and we are so grateful for your participation.
P.S. Since many have asked, B-School enrollment closes on Monday March 4th at 3pm EST. We likely won’t run it again ‘til 2014. If you know you’re gonna do it, c’mon board now and take advantage of the intro bonus program. Our B-Schoolers (newbies & grads alike) are LOVIN’ it!!
With all my love and sincerest appreciation,
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