Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Our “Go to School on Us” Contest Has a Winner

Scholarship Winner

Maria Toney (left, with STUDY Magazine writer Ryan LeClaire)

At, we’re here to help you get educated. We aim to give the best info so you can choose the right college or university. If you’re really lucky, we’ll even pay part of the bill.

That’s what happened to Maria Toney. She entered our “Go to School on Us” contest and won the grand prize of $2000.00.

“I’m a graphic designer, so I wasn’t sure if I should get into web design, or something like that… I was looking for programs and stuff. Just going in and looking for schools where I can further my education. Then I found, and from there I found,” said Maria.

Maria was finding it hard to land a job, after working at the same job for years, then taking a maternity leave. She wisely decided that more education was the answer.

“I was working for 8 years at my previous job, so coming back (was hard). Looking for jobs, and them asking for HTML, CSS and stuff like that. I wasn’t really getting a response,” said Maria.

She’s now studying for her web design certificate at George Brown College, with an extra $2000.00 to cover her expenses. She said she is loving the experience of gaining more skills and may study even more courses to supplement her certificate.

“It’s so good to come away from class and say I can do this, this, and this.”

We are already accepting submissions for our next “Go to School on Us” contest. This time, we’re helping 4 lucky students. To read more, click here.

Schools mentioned: George Brown College

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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