Meet the Finalists

Their stories brought them here. Now, one throw could change it all. Meet the finalists for the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

PAC-12 Championship Game Finalists
To help people and families with special needs
I have been lucky enough to grow up with my wonderful brother, Alex. He has Down syndrome and is the most important person in my life. Having been raised around people with special needs, I see the struggles them and their families face on a daily basis. I wish to study psychology so I can counsel and be an aid for families with special needs.

Sarah R.

from Seattle, Washington

studying Arts and Sciences

at University of Oregon

medicine is my goal, enriching lives is my passion
Volunteering my time as a Firefighter, I want to be the best that I can in medicine. Enriching the lives of those who need it drives me to become the best that I can be. Going to school and becoming a Paramedic and a Firefighter will give me the tools to help the lives of individuals who need it while enriching and sharing with others!

Wesley B.

from La Pine, Oregon

studying Medical

at Lane Community College

work as recreational theraptist at a va hospital.
In 2011-14 she sang as musical ambassador to our nation's veterans touring the US with Re-Creation USA to perform in over 170 VA hospitals / state homes to thank the veterans for their sacrifice for our nation. She wants to continue giving back by working as a recreational therapist in a VA to let our vets know they have not been forgotten.

Rebecca A.

from Bowie, Maryland

at Catawba College

I want to show the beauty of sports with the world
MY GOAL IS TO BECOME A SPORTS ANCHOR AND SHOW THE BEAUTY OF SPORTS TO THE WORLD. EVERYTHING I'VE DONE FROM INTERNSHIPS TO WORKING WITH DIFFERENT MEDIA OUTLETS HAS BEEN TO REACH MY GOAL OF BECOMING A SPORTS ANCHOR. SPORTS BRINGS TOGETHER NEIGHBORHOODS, CITIES, AND ENTIRE NATIONS TOGETHER AND I CANT WAIT TO SHARE THEIR STORIES WITH THE WORLD.

Aven S.

from Mililani Town, Hawaii

studying Communications

at University of Hawaii at Manoa