The Foundation for Global Sports Development Awards 10 Students the Exceptional Youth Scholarship

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The merit-based scholarship recognizes students who are committed to community service.

The Foundation for Global Sports Development’s Exceptional Youth Scholarship has been awarded to 10 college-bound students. The scholarship is in recognition of the students’ outstanding academic achievements and commitment to community service.  Each scholarship recipient will receive $5,000 to offset the costs of attending a four-year university or college.

Dr. Steven Ungerleider, GSD Executive Board Member, praised the students, “These ten scholarship award winners stood out from the other applicants because of their incredible academic performance, as well as their record of volunteer working within their communities.”

“This is what the Exceptional Youth Scholarship is all about,” added David Ulich, GSD Executive Board Member. “We want to find those students who value their community and are well poised to make a difference. Many deserving students lack the financial resources necessary to attend school, and we hope to remove that barrier with this scholarship.”

GSD’s 2018 Exceptional Youth Scholarship winners are:

  • David Ajoku, Los Angeles, CA – Bucknell University
  • Alondra Chavez Valencia, Healdsburg, CA – Wellesley College
  • Ricardo Crescencio, Antioch, TN – University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Claire Flynn, Burbank, CA – University of California – Los Angeles
  • Annie Ghandour, Lubbock, TX – Texas Tech University
  • Nicholas Passanese, Lewiston, NY – Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Ryan Scivally, Clearwater, FL – University of Florida
  • Max Tortorelli, Corpus Christi, TX – University of Texas at Austin
  • Darius White, Chattanooga, TN – Middle Tennessee State University
  • Kacey Yip, Allison Park, PA – Washington University in St. Louis

To learn more about the Exceptional Youth Scholarship and The Foundation for Global Sports Development, please visit their website at