In 2018, the Kaggles social media competition saw an incredible number of winners take home $500,000 each.
In 2019, Kagglors prize pool was $3.8 million and the winners were all competitors from different fields of interest.
Here are the winners, who took home $1.6 million and $1 million in 2019.
* * * A student at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Josh Cram, took home the $1,000,000 scholarship in 2019, according to the Kaczynski Family Foundation, a nonprofit that supports children with disabilities.
Cram earned the scholarship from the Kancam Foundation in May 2018, according a report from The Hill.
Crain’s Chicago Business reports Cram is a senior at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
* [Read: How to win the $500K Kaggler scholarship] * * Kaggling 2018 winners: * Alyssa Felser, an assistant professor of history at the College of Wooster in Ohio, received the $800,000 Kagglegel scholarship in 2018.
* Michael B. Pugh, an associate professor of law at New York University, won the $2,000 prize in 2019 as part of the Kagan Award.
* The 2018 Kaggli Prize in International Studies was won by Roberta Rocha, a professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
* James T. O’Keefe, an adjunct professor of sociology at the Wharton School of the University at Buffalo, received a $1-million prize in 2018 and the $200,000 in 2019 for his work on voter fraud.
* David A. Miller, a senior research fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at the Carnegie Mellon University, received $300,000 for his research on cyberterrorism and voter suppression.
* Richard J. Epstein, an executive vice president at the George Mason University School of Law, was the top winner in 2019 of the $250,000 “Law & Order: S.W.A.T. Challenge” scholarship.
Epstein received $100,000 and $50,000 of the prize money.
* “There is no doubt that there is some level of fraud,” Epstein told ABC News.
“There are a lot of fraudsters out there, and there is no one who has the answer to what the problem is.”
Epstein said his findings support the findings of a 2016 report by the Brennan Center for Justice.
* A report from the Center on Wrongful Convictions in America found that between 2016 and 2020, there were at least 4,922 convictions of felony drug crimes, and between 2021 and 2019, there have been about 1,857 convictions of felonies.
* Cram has since announced he will not compete in 2018 due to the health and financial concerns of his family.
“I want to thank everyone for the support, I know it is hard for everyone, but it is the right thing to do,” he told ABCNews.com in a statement.
* More Kagglestars news: *Kaggle is a social media platform for students to compete for the $50 million “Law, Order: SVU” prize in 2020.
The $500 million KaggLE Competition is open to all students at U.S. colleges, universities and universities in the United States and Canada.
*Kaczynski Foundation has launched the “Law and Order: The Final Episode” scholarship to support students with disabilities in the 2019-2020 academic year.
The award will be available to students and their families who have made significant progress in overcoming their disabilities through educational programs and other supports, including through Kaczieks Scholarship Fund.
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