It’s official! The results are in, and thanks to all of you, I came in first place in the $10,000 Blogging Scholarship!
I know I owe a lot of people thanks (all 135,000 some odd of you!), but first and foremost I’d like to thank PZ Myers. Without his support, the outcome would have been very different. So thank you, PZ! Expect some nice things from Hawaii in the mail soon.
As for the rest of you – PZ’s hordes, my tweeps, facebook friends, blog followers, and reddit users – I don’t know how to thank you. The outpouring of support from the science community has been overwhelming, and I feel truly honored to have you all standing behind me. Be rest assured that this money will not go to waste. It will be used to continue to support my livelihood (Hawaii’s expensive!), scientific research and, of course, science communication efforts like this blog. And of course, thank you to CollegeScholarships for providing me this opportunity!
So thank you again to everyone who voted for me, and I wish the best of luck to my competitors. You guys are great bloggers, too!