Past Winners of the BestMattressReviews Sleep Scholarship

2016-17 academic year:

Gimelyn Yray – attending William Patterson University

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Gimelyn created a wonderfully filmed and thoughtful entry and we wish her the best of luck with her studies! Learn a bit more about Gimelyn below and watch her video submission.

Bio: From the first day of school in my elementary years to my final year at high school, I have always been a creator. I loved to entertain and inform. If there was a project to be done, I would stay up and continuously work hard until it was “perfected.” Ironically, in researching for this project, staying up late brought the attention to how my routine affected my body and my ambitions.

My goals shifted along with my enthusiasm, and the enforced questioned of “What should I be when I grow up?” at the start of senior year didn’t help. The money. The loans. The stress. With the access to scholarships, I am able to set my path to a successful career and afford it.



2017-18 academic year:

Carson Kim – attending University of California, Los Angeles

Originality and ingenuity helped Carson’s video entry stand out, and we’re sure these traits will help him go far in his undergraduate career and beyond. Learn a bit more about Carson below and watch his video submission.


My name is Carson Kim, and I have recently graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in North Carolina. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, playing video games, watching TV, and bicycling. I will be moving out to California this fall and pursuing a career the computer science field. I plan to major in Linguistics and Computer science at UCLA, which centers around the many functions of language in programming.

In an addition to my interest in computers, I have always been fascinated with words and the English language in general. Voice-recognition software like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri operate using linguistics programming, and they are becoming more and more prevalent in society. The time seems right to follow this career path, as many opportunities will be available to me from the get-go.

In a place as expensive as Los Angeles, managing my finances will be difficult. However, with the help of this scholarship, I plan to make my education as affordable as possible.  Thanks to BestMattressReviews for making it a little easier to make my way through college without worrying about enormous amounts of debt.