Kennesaw State incoming freshmen win scholarships in national Declaration Days contest

KENNESAW, Ga. | May 19, 2022

Two members of Kennesaw State University’s incoming freshman class have won scholarships through the annual Declaration Days online contest sponsored by collegiate licensing company Top of the World.

Jaden Pollack

More than 1,500 high school seniors declared Kennesaw State as their school of choice, giving KSU the second most declarations, ahead of schools such as the University of Alabama, Louisiana State University and the University of Florida. 

Jaden Pollack of Marietta won a $5,000 scholarship after declaring his choice to attend Kennesaw State. More than 36,000 students from across the country were entered to win one of three scholarships valued at $5,000, $1,000 and $500 by declaring which school they will attend on and then posting their declaration on social media. The winners were chosen at random.

Ebot Agbor Kerian Jr.

“As soon as I toured Kennesaw State, I knew I had to go there. I loved the architecture and the greenery, and it's close to home which is nice,” Pollack said. “Plus, it's a very good school with a huge selection of classes that I'm interested in.”

International student Ebot Agbor Kerian Jr. of Cameroon won the $500 scholarship. Kerian said he chose Kennesaw State because it offers an undergraduate course of study in data science.

– Gary Tanner
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