Announcing the winner of the Brave Scholarship Contest

We’re thrilled to announce the recipient of Brave’s first scholarship for college students. The selection process was challenging due to the exceptional quality of submissions we received from participants at over thousands of colleges and universities. We were overwhelmed by the response and the excitement generated. But the winner is…

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Photo credit to Sam Richter

To our winner, Sam Richter, congratulations on this well-deserved $2,500 cash prize you can use toward tuition, books, or anything else college requires. When informed of his big win, Sam said: “I plan to put the money towards my college tuition as I pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Iowa State University.” In addition to the cash prize, Sam’s photo will be seen by Brave’s 60+ million worldwide users as a featured background on the Brave browser’s new tab page throughout 2024. 

Sam took the picture when he and his family hiked on a trail in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada. His photo not only shows a remarkable moment in nature, but also his technique and creative eye.

At Brave, we believe in building a human-first Web, and empowering anyone to participate in that Web by creating user-generated content. The Brave new tab page is another surface where people can show their creative selves.

For those who submitted but did not win: Thank you! And, stay tuned—there may be more opportunities and exciting events in the near future.

Once again, thank you for being a part of the Brave community.

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