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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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The Earl Woods Scholar Program Expands D.C. Model

Now in its 11th year, the Earl Woods Scholar Program has grown tremendously, providing 194 students with college scholarships, to date. However, guided by the belief that we can always do better, the Tiger Woods Foundation and the Earl Woods Scholar Program has its sights set on doubling the number of scholars we reach. To […]

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Earl Woods Scholar Program’s First Lawyer Takes the Stage at Tiger Jam

In a few days, the Tiger Woods Foundation will host Tiger Jam, an exclusive two-day charity event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. While attendees will enjoy golfing, gambling and all the glitter the city has to offer, the core of the event is and always has been the students and scholars who are […]

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Three Cheers for the Class of 2017!

On the heels of College Signing Day, the Tiger Woods Foundation held its 8th annual Earl Woods Scholar Program High School Graduation Celebration at Chapman University. The luncheon, held in honor of our 10 Orange County Earl Woods Scholars, brought together families, teachers, counselors and TWF staff for an afternoon filled with pride and swelling […]

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

We’re back to continue our Teacher Appreciation Week celebration! Our educators do far more than stand behind a podium. They’re connecting with students everyday, helping them believe in their own potential and find pathways to college and exciting careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). We’re so grateful for all they do—and we’re certain their […]

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we’re showing a little love to our exemplary team of educators—and sharing a few fun facts about them! Whether they’re teaching forensic science or biology to 5th graders, robotics, coding or video game design to middle schoolers, or guiding high school students through the college process, our educators are […]

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Program director advocates for equal access at national education conferences

Broad access to selective colleges for high-achieving, low-income, underrepresented students remains a challenge. The college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation have focused on this issue for the past several years. In 2009, the Earl Woods Scholar Program began a pilot at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim that focused on students receiving the opportunity […]

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Earth-Friendly Tips from the Tiger Woods Foundation’s Programs Team

To celebrate Earth Day this year, we’ve checked in with our Programs teams at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California and Washington, D.C., to find out just how eco-friendly they are! We’ve compiled their tips and suggestions to get you thinking about different ways to lessen your carbon footprint.

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A Passion for Education

Originally published in UCI News on April 17, 2017, reporter Katherine Li Smith profiles David Tong. David, who’s been with the Tiger Woods Foundation’s TGR Learning Lab for over nine years, is currently the Director of TWF’s professional development program, TGR EDU: Create. Learn more about David and his role at the Lab.

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Get to know the Nguyen siblings on National Siblings Day

With a B.A. in American literature and culture from UCLA, Jenny resides in eastern Nebraska and is a photographer and associate editor at NEBRASKAland Magazine – a wildlife conservation and outdoor life publication. An accomplished writer who’s been passionate about writing since childhood, Jenny published her first book in 2015, the award-winning Hunting for Food: Guide […]

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Why Scholarships Are Key in the College Process

On a daily basis, I listen to students’ constant worries about paying for college. I’ve even heard them tell me about dollar signs chasing after them in their dreams and falling into a dark hole of college debt. After lending an ear, I usually ask, “well, have you applied for scholarships?”

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TGR EDU: Explore offers college-access webinar

College exploration and admissions can be an overwhelming and confusing process. But it doesn’t have to be! The Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are pleased to offer new and free college preparedness resources now available at TGR EDU: Explore. In addition, we’re […]

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Scholar Voices: On honoring my family by honoring myself

In this month’s Scholar Voices series, we hear from recent Temple University graduate and Earl Woods Scholar alum Mariah Green. Full of ambition and brimming with a deep desire to leave this world better than she found it, Mariah poignantly reflects on the undue responsibility many first-generation students feel to accept high-paying, less-fulfilling career paths […]

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Meet Erica & Jessica Rivera: Unexpected Champions

In unison, identical twins Erica and Jessica Rivera emphatically declare that mathematics is their passion. They don’t know where this love comes from, they say it’s organic — let’s say it runs in their matching DNA. From as early as fourth grade, the now 19-year-old sisters remember the joy they felt solving math problems in […]

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Scholar Voices: On being a black physicist

In this month’s Scholar Voices series, we celebrate Black History Month. Today, we hear from our brilliant and ever ambitious Earl Woods Scholar and recent North Carolina State University graduate Yani Udiani. With a bachelor’s degree in physics and upcoming plans to begin his Ph.D. program, Yani speaks candidly about blazing a trail for fellow […]

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Winter Workshop: Jamal’s journey

Today, we highlight our final Earl Woods Scholar speech from the Tiger Woods Foundation’s Winter Workshop. Time and again, we are reminded that it’s our scholars and students — these resilient kids who overcome the mightiest of obstacles — that are our truest inspirations.

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Scholar Voices: Reflections on Winter Workshop

In today’s post, we hear from Claudia Flores, a fourth-year sociology major at UC Berkeley. Despite personal and financial struggles over the years, Claudia never lost sight of her dream of attending and graduating from college. She personifies perseverance. With graduation soon approaching and plans to enter nursing school, Claudia looks back and reflects on […]

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Build your personal brand with a great LinkedIn profile

A few weeks ago during Winter Workshop at the TGR Learning Lab I had the privilege to speak to a couple dozen Earl Woods Scholars about the importance of LinkedIn. My main goal was to inform them how critical it is to build their personal brand on the platform, especially since 94 percent of recruiters […]

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You’ve applied, Now what?

Congratulations! You’ve submitted all your college applications. You no longer have to toil away on your personal statements or spend hours researching colleges. You have officially finished step 1, applying to college. Now onto step 2.

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