The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is unique in the sense that it requires students to write essays that are thought-provoking and controversial.

DENVER, CO, August 19, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Scott Cooper Miami Project is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Colunga of Denver, Colorado is the latest winner of the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship. A new scholarship opportunity has also been announced (details below).

Elizabeth Colunga resides in Denver, Colorado. She works as a video producer while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Filmmaking at Grand Canyon University. Her passion for creating videos started at age 5 when her family brought home their first camcorder. She immediately found interest in recording videos. Nearly 30 years later, she is back in college to learn the best industry practices and standards to make her dream of becoming a filmmaker a reality.

“I am grateful to receive the Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship award,” said Elizabeth Colunga, scholarship winner, “Through this opportunity, my dream of receiving my Bachelor’s in the Fine Arts of Digital Film is one step closer to becoming a reality for me. As the first in my family to attend college, my goal is to one day become a filmmaker, and change the lives and hearts of our shared humanity for the better! I am honored to put this scholarship towards that goal. Thank you, Scott Cooper Miami!”

The scholarship application required each student to submit an essay on the following topics:

1) Do you agree with the jury’s verdict in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial?
2) What is your favorite Netflix series and why?
3) Who do you blame for higher gas prices?

Elizabeth chose the topic, “What is Your Favorite Netflix Series and Why?” Her choice was Love on the Spectrum, starring Brooke Satchwell. Love on the Spectrum is a documentary series following young adults on the autism spectrum as they explore the unpredictable world of love, dating, and relationships.


The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship just announced its newest scholarship opportunity. Students are required to submit an essay on one of three topics

(1) What is your favorite social media platform (Instagram, TikTok, etc.) and why?
(2) If you had to live in another time period and in another place, what would your choice be?
(3) If you could change one day of your life, what would you change and why?

Applications are due by September 15, 2022, and the winner will be announced on October 1, 2022.


The Scott Cooper Miami Scholarship is an arm of the Scott J Cooper Miami Project. It is a private research organization that provides an investigative reporting platform. It proposes solutions to public policy challenges and focuses on “forgotten communities” throughout the world with the goal of making them safer and more secure, healthier, and more prosperous. By creating awareness through various digital marketing platforms, Scott Cooper Miami Beach partners with small organizations, to give them a voice and fight for those that have been unable to deliver their message.

The Scott Cooper Miami Project is nonprofit and nonpartisan and committed to the public interest.

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