INDIANAPOLIS -- A Walsh University student from North Canton was awarded a $100,000 tuition prize during the nationally televised halftime of the Big 10 Championship game Saturday between Ohio State and Michigan State.
Molly Brown had submitted a video online at DrPepper.com as part of a tuition giveaway challenge explaining why she deserved to win tuition money.
The video was voted on by the public, and she was chosen as one of the finalists.
She traveled to Indianapolis for a preliminary competition Friday and came in first place. During the championship game there Saturday, she competed with a second finalist in the region.
She completed the most football throws into a Dr. Pepper can replica, and won the grand prize.
In Brown's submission video, she is shown in nursing scrubs helping a small boy as she discusses how much she wants to be a pediatric nurse.
"The pride I hold in saying, 'I'm going to college to become a pediatric nurse,' is immeasurable. My desire of becoming a nurse came from visiting cancer pediatric patients in the hospital and realizing the huge impact a nurse makes on the little patients. I know this is my calling, I will be the difference by touching lives every day," she says in the submission.
Other finalists in the national competition competed in championship games in other regions Saturday to win additional scholarship money.