Awards

Awards

Awards Overview

Exceptional Youth Scholarship

The Exceptional Youth Scholarship recognizes deserving high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and commitment to community service. Ten graduating seniors each receive a $10,000 scholarship.

Athletes in Excellence Award

Those who receive the Athletes in Excellence Award are acknowledged for their outstanding efforts in community outreach and youth mentorship.

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award is presented to individuals and organizations that have stepped up as leaders and champions for social, economic, political, or environmental justice and equality.

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Exceptional Youth Scholarship

The Foundation for Global Sports Development is committed to empowering youth through education. Our Exceptional Youth Scholarship recognizes youth who have demonstrated remarkable conduct through community service efforts, volunteerism, and mentorship activities, in addition to achieving outstanding academic performance.

A total of ten (10) high school seniors will each be awarded a one-time scholarship of $10,000 to be applied towards the cost of attendance including tuition, housing, books, and other on-campus related expenses at accredited, four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

The application period for our 2022 scholarship has closed.

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Athletes in Excellence Award

The Athletes in Excellence Award from the Foundation for Global Sports Development recognizes exceptional athletes who uphold the values of good sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the field. We believe in the importance of honoring athletes who use their achievements in sport as a catalyst to inspire positive change.

As part of the award, recipients will receive a $10,000 grant, enabling them to pursue their passions and create even more positive change

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$100,000

towards up to three non-profit organizations in honor of the award recipient

Humanitarian Award

The Foundation for Global Sports Development is committed to working to preserve the values of fair play, sportsmanship, and drug-free competition in the world of sports. However, we seek to build upon a foundation that was laid by many courageous individuals and organizations before us. The purpose of the Foundation for Global Sports Development’s Humanitarian Award is to recognize those who have paved the way.

This award honors those who promote an international spirit of understanding, cooperation, friendship, and development. Special attention is given to organizations and individuals that have enhanced the quality of life in their communities through mentorship and outreach.

Each recipient may select up to three non-profit organizations to which The Foundation for Global Sports Development will make a $100,000 donation in honor of the award recipient.

Jon Vaughn: 2022 Humanitarian Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce that Jon Vaughn, former NFL player, has been selected to receive our 2022 Humanitarian Award. As a survivor of abuse during his time playing football for University of Michigan, Jon is now devoted to changing the culture of sport and athlete care.

“We can’t change what happened to us, but we sure can make this campus safer today and in the future,” he says. “We can speak out and speak up about this dark issue plaguing us. This is a human problem.”

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