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It’s mid-October and high school seniors across the country are working on their college applications. And with the FAFSA being available on October 1, there is an added component to the college application process. This can be a stressful time for students, who are juggling their school course load, extracurricular activities and family obligations.
At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we have the distinct honor of coming alongside incredibly bright and driven young people, and equipping them with the resources they need to achieve their definition of success. We call them our Unrelenting Champions. A fitting description because they tirelessly and relentlessly pursue their dreams, and achieve them. This month we feature two such champions and Earl Woods Scholars, Mikaya and Lizette.
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Earl Woods Scholar Chiamaka Obilo, a first-year student at Harvard. Her background of growing up with a resourceful, low-income father in the Igbo-Nigerian community of Boston, coupled with her own health struggles, have led her to pursue a career in the medical field. But she no longer only wants to be a doctor. She has broader aspirations.
On October 31 at 1pm ET, join the Tiger Woods Foundation and TGR EDU: Explore as we take viewers on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes virtual experience to Silicon Valley powerhouse Facebook. Watch the trailer to get a sneak-peak of what’s to come.
This year, the Tiger Woods Foundation and Earl Woods Scholar Program has the exciting opportunity to not only attend, but also present at the 2017 National Scholarship Providers Association conference in Seattle, Washington.
Don’t ever tell Earl Woods Scholar Edward Xiong he can’t do something—not only will he do it, he’ll do it so well he’ll knock your socks off. Born in Hangzhou, China, Eddie entered this world with more than his fair share of obstacles. But with every barrier he encountered, he worked tirelessly toward a solution.
In a few weeks, the Tiger Woods Invitational (TWI) presented by USLI will kick off at the iconic Pebble Beach Resort on the breathtaking Monterey Peninsula. The private, three-day event offers world class golf, entertainment and unforgettable moments—all benefitting the charitable work of the Tiger Woods Foundation.
In honor of National Volunteer Day, we would like to point the spotlight on our 901 volunteers that have served alongside us since the launch of the TGR Learning Lab in 2006.
Today, September 15th, 2017, is National Online Learning Day, which aims to showcase how students – and adults – of all ages are thriving with the ability to learn online. Online learning is now ubiquitous; in fact, I am guessing that you, reading this post at this very moment, have accessed online resources in the past day or two to learn something new. Never before has a world of information been quite literally at our fingertips.
At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we have the distinct honor of coming alongside incredibly bright and driven young people, and equipping them with the resources they need to achieve their definition of success. We call them our Unrelenting Champions. A fitting description because they tirelessly and relentlessly pursue their dreams, and achieve them. This month we feature two such champions and Earl Woods Scholars, Andreina & Efosa.
Fall, autumn, harvest, or any other name, the changing of the season means one thing for many people across the country – back-to-school time. Whether you are a young person starting a new high school or an educator beginning a new year, back-to-school time is a chance to start anew and commence the school cycle on the right foot.
From building vital skills to giving students the upper edge when applying for jobs, the benefits of internships are vast and wide. What’s more, studies show that students not only walk away from internships feeling career-ready, but 85% of companies look to their internship programs to recruit for their full-time workforce.
Since the 6th grade, high school senior Kyree Sampson has been a fixture at the Parkside TGR Learning Lab in his hometown of Washington, D.C. For him, the learning lab has been a place where he’s been able to fuel his academic passions and pursue his love of STEM. With just a year left before he begins college, Kyree looks back at how the TGR Learning Lab shaped and guided him.
This fall, Yeon Jin Lee will begin pursuing her MFA in the Film/TV Production Program at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. And what’s more, Yeon Jin already has a short film out, Driving While Undocumented, which is not only based on a true story, but points a spotlight on a topic that shaped her own life and the lives of many more in the U.S.—immigration.
The cornerstone of the Earl Woods Scholar Program is its mentor network. These valuable relationships are life-changing for the scholars, many of whom are first-generation students with little or no practical guidance on college life and career planning. Each Earl Woods Scholar is partnered with a dedicated mentor who serves as an advocate, career […]
My name is Christine Nzokou and I am an Earl Woods Scholar for the class of 2020 studying at the University of Maryland, College Park. With my freshmen year ending and the summer coming, I was offered an internship position with the Tiger Woods Foundation (TWF), which I gladly accepted.
TGR EDU: Explore wrapped up the 2016/2017 school year with a flourish, launching a variety of resources in STEM for students and educators throughout the spring. During these summer months, the Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education have been hard at work developing additional resources – modules, lesson plans, activities, training videos, webinars, and a Virtual Field Trip – that will be unveiled later in 2017 or early 2018. As planning gets underway for a new school year, here’s a refresher on the variety of resources currently available for educators on TGR EDU: Explore.
The TGR Learning Lab’s golf department hosted the TGR Learning Lab Player Development Golf Program Club Championship on August 1, 2017 at the Dad Miller Golf Course in Anaheim, CA. Forty students aging from 10 to 18 years-old work all year to compete in this season ending championship. Monthly golf clinics hone in on skills […]
At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we have the distinct honor of coming alongside incredibly bright and driven young people, and equipping them with the resources they need to achieve their definition of success. We call them our Unrelenting Champions. A fitting description because they tirelessly and relentlessly pursue their dreams, and achieve them. This month we feature two such champions and Earl Woods Scholar alumni, James & Alicia.
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