2017 Merit Scholarship Winner: Zoe Alexander
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Second-Year, Entrepreneurial Studies
ES Merit Scholarship $2,000

Briefly describe the pieces you submitted for merits.

My first piece was a project in which I had to create a solution to a problem by applying something observed in nature. My solution was to cure cancer by using properties from naked mole rats (which do not get cancer) and from ayahuasca (a psychotropic drug which some people have claimed cures cancer). My second piece was a business/marketing analysis of LUSH cosmetics and its competitors at the Mall of America. In it I discuss the benefits of doing on-site analysis and the importance of identifying strengths and weaknesses of companies. 

What does winning a Merit Scholarship mean for your education?

Winning this scholarship means that my school believes in me and wants me to achieve. 

Why did you decide to come to MCAD?

I decided to come to MCAD because I was excited about the idea of combining business and design. 

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