And Our Rock the World Scholarship Winner Is…

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After reading over 25,000 entries, we’re excited to finally announce the winner of the Rock the World scholarship competition and extend our congratulations to our winner.

Congratulation to Kyle Spaulding from Stephen F. Austin State University!

Thank you so much to all who took the time to enter the competition. It was difficult to pick just one winner when all of you have such inspiring stories and dreams. We hope to offer more opportunities like Rock the World in the future to continue helping college students succeed.

Now let’s meet Kyle Spaulding!

Using my education in:

Geology to find new and innovative ways of utilizing existing hydrocarbon resources through environmentally safe methods. Also, using my education to find other economically viable resources.

I will make an impact in the world by:

Providing an alternative to society’s crude-oil based infrastructure by helping to influence the development of natural gas conversion technologies and methods of bio-remediation of waste to produce harvestable fuel sources.

My passion for this comes from:

Prior military experience and an overall love for the planet earth.  Additionally, I feel that education should be a tool used to contribute to society in its entirety and not solely as a selfish means of financial gain!

Because I have been so:

adamant about contributing to the global community and empathetic towards our needs as a race,

I hope you’ll grant me this scholarship.

The dream that won us over: Kyle hopes to develop natural technology for the bio-remediation of waste to produce fuel sources. We asked Kyle to break the science down for us: Waste, meet natural bacteria and organisms. Bacteria, please break waste down into manageable products. (It’s almost as simple as that.) We’re all in favor of helping clean up the environment, and his determination to drive the current system in an environmentally-friendly direction spoke to us.

Through serving our country as a Marine, he realized how important it was to offer something back. “In return, the self-satisfaction and benefits one gets for providing a means to better the global community is payment in itself,” Kyle says.

We are proud to support a dedicated student who strives to make a difference in the world and one day make Earth a little bit greener.

Go rock the world, Kyle!

11 Responses to And Our Rock the World Scholarship Winner Is…

  1. James says:

    Well, Good Luck! I really wish I could’ve gotten at least some of those $25,000 It sure would of helped me go at least a semester to college.

    • Chelsea says:

      I admit – I could have definitely used this scholarship too, but I am glad to see it go to a deserving winner!

  2. Oscar F. says:

    Congrats, Kyle!

  3. Chelsea says:

    I extend my warmest congratulations to the winner! I am pleased to see that there are individuals who are keeping the future of our planet and all of its living things in mind. I appreciate your mission – you are doing a great service to every living thing on Earth.

    Congratulations again!

  4. SST says:

    Great goals, Kyle! Good luck and congratulations 🙂

  5. Tammy says:

    R ppl really that selfless? thats really kind 🙂

  6. Nancy says:

    Hey, congrats on winning the scholarship. I’m sure we’ll need more people like you to improve Mother Nature’s current state. Especially in the city of Los Angeles. I’d love to see that smog lift away.

  7. Jackie says:

    Congratulations! I know you deserve this scholarship! Thank you for serving our country. My son-in-law is in the service. I know sometimes people do not appreciate the what a soldier does. I love how you are going to use your education.Keep up the good work in your studies.

  8. Kyle Spaulding says:

    Thank you so much everyone.
    I have to say i never thought I would actually win. Im sure everyone else was just as deserving as me and hope you all stay strong with your goals as well. I truly hope I can be a positive change in service to society!

    Kyle Spaulding

  9. Carla says:

    Congrats Kyle!!! Thank you for serving our counrty and I wish you the best for your future !!!!!!

  10. Jim Spaulding says:

    Well done, your hard work and sacrafice is being rightfully recognized, keep up the effort and you will make a difference…………..Dad