College Scholarship Winner Changing the World

In the spirit of Thanksgiving we want you to meet scholarship winner, Jon Duckworth, from Colorado State University who took the top prize of $2,000 in The Christophers’ Twenty-Third Annual Video Contest for College Students for his film Changing the World: One Molecule at a Time.

The short film chronicles a childhood cancer survivor who has turned his experience with illness into the inspiration to make the world a better place in as many ways as he can.

Chris’s attitude as displayed in this film is the very definition of the Christopher message,” said Mary Ellen Robinson, vice-president of The Christophers. “Rather than wallow in anger or self-pity, he’s taken the tough hand life dealt him and turned it into something remarkable. He’s truly lighting a candle rather than cursing the darkness.”

This unusual scholarship asks entrants to create short films of five minutes or less to convey The Christophers’ message that one person can make a difference. Winning films can be viewed at or

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