Teen Gets A $16,000 Scholarship For Her Act Of Kindness.

Sometimes, teens will be teens. And sometimes, those teens will be extraordinary, and here are 9 stories of teens earning scholarships.

1. 18-year-old Evoni Williams, of La Marque, Texas, was a waitress at a Waffle House. One day, an elderly man on oxygen sat down at her counter and ordered some food.

When he got his order, he looked down at it and looked up at Evoni and told her that his hands didn’t work too well. Without any hesitation whatsoever, Evoni pulled his plate over toward her and began cutting up his ham for him. And even though the restaurant was busy, she took the time to talk to the man.

After the photo, taken by customer Laura Wolf, and her deed went viral, the mayor of the city proclaimed this past March 8 as Evoni Williams Day. He also awarded her $16,000 to attend Texas Southern University.

2. Someone videotaped young Mason Ramsey of Golconda, Nevada, showing off his yodeling skills at a local Walmart.

Hmmm…. what an odd place to yodel…


But that videotape earned 11-year-old Mason a spot on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. And THAT earned him a $15,000 from Walmart through Ellen.

3. 15-year-old Ann Makosinski’s science project was making a flashlight. Ok, cool…. but we already have flashlights. Ann, of Canada, however, made a very Different flashlight for the Google Science Fair. It was powered completely from the body heat by the hand holding it. Batteries NOT included.

It used special tiles that would warm up and light the LED bulb. She was awarded a $25,000 scholarship from Google.

4. Titan Lacaden is only 11 and in the fifth grade, but his football talents are nothing short of amazing.

So when Nick Rolovich, head football coach at the University of Hawaii, spotted the young boy playing, he approached his dad and asked if he could offer his son a scholarship.

The proud dad said… Of course!!

5. After the singer Drake filmed a music video for a song called “God’s Plan,” he traveled to the University of Miami and surprised a student there with a $50,000 scholarship.

That student was Destiny James, who reportedly ran in a circle and dropped to the ground when she found out she was the recipient of the scholarship.

6. 16-year-old Florida honor student Kiera Wilmot was arrested for being involved in a chemical explosion at her school.

But in the aftermath, as charges against her were dropped, Homer Hickman, an 18-year veteran of NASA, bought Kiera a scholarship. He did it because he himself remembered causing some trouble during his high school days, but still made something of his life. And he felt Kiera would need that boost to keep her confidence up.

7. In his four years as backup kicker for the University of Minnesota football team, Justin Juenemann never got to play in a single game. But off the field, he was doing quite a bit. He volunteered much of his time to help the children at the Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. And all his coaches and teammates took notice.

So Justin got a big surprise when one of the children from the hospital showed up at a football practice and informed the team that Justin had been given a full scholarship for his final year.

Says head coach P.J. Fleck: “Our goal was to create a moment of memory for Justin and his family forever because that’s what he earned.”

8. A homeless Filipino boy was spotted one night doing his homework on a sidewalk, under the faint light of a McDonald’s.

That photo went viral, and 9-year-old Daniel Cabrera has been overwhelmed with donations, and even a college scholarship.

Says his mom Christina: “Now, Daniel will not have to suffer just to finish his studies.”

9. 8-year-old Jordin Phipps of Texas, gave a very inspiring speech about education on a videotape her mom recorded. And a short time after doing so, the third-grader was in for quite a surprise.

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MEAN GREEN PRIDE: 8-year-old Jordin is our new favorite person. Her mom just sent us this adorable and inspiring video of her. We can't wait to have her on campus!

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Young Jordin expressed her enthusiasm for learning and that when she grew up, she wanted to go to the University of North Texas. So Rebecca Lothringer of the University of North Texas paid Jordin a little visit at her school and awarded her with a $10,000 scholarship.

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