Teen’s acne video wins $48,000 scholarship

January 12, 2014 

In a screenshot from her video that was named a winner in the “I Acanya Succeed” scholarship contest, Emily Aarons of Raleigh describes her struggles with acne.


Emily Aarons of Raleigh was named a winner of the “I Acanya Succeed” scholarship sponsored by Medicis, maker of the acne treatment Acanya.

The scholarships, each worth $48,000 over four years, went to three students who submitted winning video essays explaining their personal struggles with acne and their experience getting treatment from a dermatologist or other medical professional. Applicants also had to submit two letters of recommendation and information about school and community activities.

Emily’s video can be viewed at tinyurl.com/lcb3n86.

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