We are so excited to announce the recipients of the 2015 Wattpad Scholarship. Their outstanding stories were selected among over 500 entries from students across the U.S. and Canada, and they will each receive a $1,500 scholarship for their studies at college or university this fall. Students were asked to write a true story about something that has impacted their life and helped shape who they have become. We were touched by so many of the entries, we included the recipients' stories in this compilation, as well as some of our favorite Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to 2015 Wattpad Scholars: * izzysaphira * smoakly * laughterandjynx * JoeyFurfari * BubblyPenguin Our 2015 Wattpad Scholarship Recipients are enrolled in University of Michigan, York University, Wharton County Junior College / North Carolina State University, City College of San Francisco, and University of Washington. We hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as we did, and wish everyone who applied a fantastic school year! -- Posted August 16: * CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who applied! The scholarship is now closed and finalists will be notified in a few weeks time. Posted August 16. * -- Posted July 2: We're thrilled to introduce the Wattpad Scholarship! We want to help students continue their creative and educational journeys by awarding five (5) $1,500 scholarships to U.S. and Canadian students for their college and university tuition. "Start Reading" for all the details & tell us your story by Aug 15th to apply! #Scholarship2015 Note: You must be enrolled full time as an undergraduate in college or university to apply.