Here at Cottage Inn, we believe that education is a fundamental need for the growth of our nation. We started the Cottage Inn Scholarship as a way to reward those who embrace education.
This year, we asked applicants the following question:
Taking into consideration Cottage Inn’s current map of locations, and analyzing how our competitors have grown, where should we open our next location?
We received hundreds of responses, which included so many creative, well-researched, and well-written responses. This was a hard one to judge! In the end, three essays stood out the most. Congratulations to our Top 3 applicants!
1st place ($2,500) – Dan Hu
Daniel Hu | One of the 2019 Cottage Inn Scholarship Winners
“Dan Hu, 18, is a passionate storyteller at heart. Our stories define who we are, and Dan has pursued writing prose and poetry, graphic design, photography, film, and music production– to tell the stories he thinks are truly important. On an average day, you’ll find him talking to friends and strangers alike, trying to get to know the world a little bit better.” 
Dan won us over with his thorough research and attention to detail. This Fall, he is attending Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications. 
 “I’m very honored to be chosen as 1st place winner!” Dan says, “I’ll make sure to pick up a slice of Cottage Inn Pizza when I’m in the area as a celebration!” Congratulations, Dan!

We would also like to congratulate our second-place winner, Caleb Bell, and our third-place winner, Carissa Cavicchioni. Great job, and good luck in your future endeavors!
We had a lot of fun with this year’s scholarship competition. We’re already looking forward to reading next year’s responses!
For more information about Cottage Inn scholarships, please click here. (