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Scholar Voices: My Journey to Freiburg, Germany

Currently a senior at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Earl Woods Scholar Phuong Vo has created a home for herself in many different cities throughout the world. This is her story about studying abroad in Germany.

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Creating your own college blueprint

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.

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Unrelenting Champions Spotlight: Mikaya & Lizette

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.

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Scholar Insider: Harvard Earl Woods Scholar Chiamaka Obilo

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.

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Earl Woods Scholar Program heads to the National Scholarship Providers Association Conference

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.

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Meet Edward Xiong: An Unrelenting Champion

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.

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Earl Woods Scholar alum Tony Armas to speak at Tiger Woods Invitational

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.

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Unrelenting Champions Spotlight: Andreina & Efosa

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.

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7 tips for back-to-school success

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.

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Scholar Voices: My summer internship with the Tiger Woods Foundation

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.

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Unrelenting champions spotlight: James & Alicia

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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Scholar Voices: Finding a voice through history & film

In today’s post, we hear from one of our newest Earl Woods Scholars, New York native Kaycie Santiago. Kaycie, who will be a freshman at Fordham University this fall, has written and produced her first documentary, “Mirror Mirrors? The Past and Present of Preston High School,” highlighting the history of her former high school. Read on to learn how her innate inquisitiveness and passion for history led her towards creating her first film.

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Video Highlights from the Earl Woods Scholar Class of 2021 Pre-College Retreat

The Earl Woods Scholar Program goes far beyond financial assistance—we build a lifelong support system for our kids. For over 10 years, we’ve strived to give our scholars, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college, the resources they need to succeed in school, their communities and around the world.

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Unrelenting Champions Spotlight: Keon & Fatah

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, Keon & Fatah.

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Meet Jonathan Bowie: An Unrelenting Champion

Since the age of seven, Earl Woods Scholar and Tufts University alum Jonathan Bowie knew he wanted to serve his country. Born and raised in the nation’s capital, he dreamed of being a fighter pilot. At the age of 16, Jonathan’s plans evolved but his love of country never waned. He was determined to be an officer in the military, with a goal of entering the Air Force—and from that point on, Jonathan set those wheels in motion. Growing up in a working-class family and attending D.C.’s inner-city public schools, he was the first in his household to attend college, but he endured many hurdles throughout those four years. Currently stationed in Stuttgart, Germany completing a two-year tour for the Air Force, find out how Jonathan Bowie has redefined what it means to be a champion.

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Unrelenting Champions Spotlight: Anshi & Alexis

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’d like to introduce you to two such champions and Earl Woods Scholars, Anshi & Alexis.

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Scholar Voices: Computer Science Bootcamp

In our latest Scholar Voices feature, we hear from Earl Woods Scholar Christopher Camacho, a rising sophomore majoring in computer engineering at Boston’s Tufts University. This summer, Christopher returns to his hometown of Santa Ana, California and brings with him his passion for computers and technology in hopes of providing much needed resources to his community and peers. Learn more about Christopher’s student-led computer science pilot program at his alma mater, Santa Ana High School, and how he hopes to introduce and engage more students in the field of STEM.

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TWF’s First Lawyer Headlines Tiger Jam

Our 19th annual Tiger Jam at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was a weekend to remember. From an epic performance by Darius Rucker to star-studded guest appearances by supermodel Kate Upton, musician Kid Rock and many more, celebrities came out in full support of the Tiger Woods Foundation. In today’s post, we’re looking back at a special moment during the weekend—a moment that stands as a true reminder of why we do the work we do.

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Introducing the 2017 Cohort of Earl Woods Scholars

Every spring, our Earl Woods Scholar Program staff and committee have the honor of selecting the next cohort of students to bear the name of Earl Woods Scholar. While it’s one of the most rewarding and inspiring seasons of the year, it’s also an arduous task, narrowing down a pool of over 1,000 incredible applicants to a total of 45 lucky recipients. From Orange County and Boston, to New York and Washington, D.C., our staff spent nearly 25 hours interviewing candidates to identify high-potential students in need who demonstrate a commitment to community service–the hallmarks of an Earl Woods Scholar. After painstaking deliberation, a new class of truly impressive and ambitious individuals emerged.

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Scholar Voices: Giving Back in Lewiston, Maine

In our latest Scholar Voices piece, we hear from Earl Woods Scholar and Bates College rising sophomore David Garcia. An Orange County, California native, David shares how moving across the country to Maine and attending a private liberal arts college has exposed him to many serious issues—from poverty and drugs to racism—plaguing his new, local community. For David, bearing witness to these problems has not only reinforced his need to give back to the community, but has shown him how vital civic engagement is.

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