Tag: Earl Woods Scholarship Program

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The Power and Purpose of Mentorship

This fall, the Tiger Woods Foundation will welcome 25 college freshmen to the Earl Woods Scholar Program. Each scholar will have the chance to connect with a dedicated mentor who will support and guide them through their college years.

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Scholar Voices: Fighting to end campus racism

Earl Woods Scholar and Boston College sophomore Felix Lee writes in to our college voices series this month offering a very real glimpse at the current racial tensions affecting students of color on many college campuses across the U.S. Lee chronicles his own experience partaking in “Blackout,” a peaceful protest at Boston College and explains […]

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Meet Bill Borges: Champion of the unexpected

Where Bill Borges has come from and where he is today are two very different places. His story is one of sheer perseverance. The son of California natives, Borges grew up in a working class neighborhood in Anaheim, California. His parents, neither of whom completed high school, both worked hard at local grocery stores to […]

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New Boston scholars are transforming adversity into encouragement

After the Deutsche Bank Championship took place at TPC Boston last week, we would like to introduce you to our Class of 2020 Boston scholars. This year, five of our 20 new Earl Woods Scholars hail from the Boston area. Below is a deeper look into the inspiring stories that have made these participants resilient […]

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Tiger’s 20-year challenge

As the Tiger Woods Foundation’s 20th year approached, Tiger issued a challenge: Take TWF’s impact to a whole new level by improving the lives of millions of underserved students around the world.

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Scholar Voices: A guiding light for Boston’s students

Our Scholar Voices series continues with a post from our Earl Woods Scholarship Program’s first Boston scholar and alum Vladimir Casseus. With his newly minted Master’s degree from the school psychology program at Tufts University, Casseus reflects on the role education played in his life and how his successes were bolstered by an extensive support […]

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The perfect pairing

For fans and athletes alike, sports often represent more than just a game. It’s not always about winning or losing, playing well or poorly, achieving success or failure. Sports can act as an escape and a symbol for something much greater. Growing up, many people use sports as an escape from the responsibilities of daily […]

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Interning in India: My summer with the Akshaya Patra Foundation

This past year Claremont McKenna College rising senior and Earl Woods Scholar Alicia Frausto had the unique experience of living and learning in four different countries. While each locale shaped Frausto in many different ways, today she shares details about her summer internship in Bangalore, India. The months she spent as a communications intern at […]

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Meet Grace Lee: An unexpected champion

Yeon Jin Lee was given the name Grace by her English tutor in Seoul, South Korea. Not only did the name stick, but without a doubt, it’s defining. Showing tremendous grace under pressure is something Lee has grown accustomed to for the past 15 years, as she’s lived and studied in the United States in […]

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Living and learning in Beijing

Earl Woods Scholar Joanna Cheung spent the summer in China, not only exploring the land but participating in a six-week internship with tech startup Beijing Lehome Information and Technology. From her cultural excursions with her fellow cohort of Scholars, to her time spent learning within Beijing’s technology industry, Cheung shares the new and memorable experiences […]

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The benefits of internships

As the summer months turn to fall, recent college graduates continue to pound the pavement looking for employment. Although the job market seems to be more open than it was a few years ago, there are still challenges to overcome for the young worker. To gain an advantage we strongly recommend our scholars seek internships […]

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Meet the inspirational emcees of our 20th anniversary celebration

Glitz and glamour, red carpet illuminated by camera flashes, luminaries ascending the steps of an iconic institution. The Tiger Woods Foundation’s historic anniversary celebration promises to deliver all of these things, as one may expect given the magnitude of the milestone — 20 years — the influence of our founder and the splendor of New […]

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Meet the unstoppable class of 2020

As the end of summer draws near, the Earl Woods Scholarship Class of 2020 is getting ready to conquer their new goals in college. Although these scholars come from commonly underrepresented backgrounds, they are ready to tackle any obstacle that comes their way. Their unorthodox, unafraid and unstoppable sentiments, to name a few, will be […]

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Scholar Voices: My eye-opening journey through China

Fourteen of our Earl Woods Scholars had the pleasure of traveling to China this summer on a 10-day excursion that took them to Beijing and Shanghai. The once-in-a-lifetime experience, hosted by Ourgame, parent company of the World Poker Tour©, was the first time many of the students had traveled outside of the United States. For […]

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Scholar Voices: Where are they now?

Earl Woods Scholar alum Avni Patel writes in to our Scholar Voices series to share an update of where she is today. Part of the inaugural cohort of Earl Woods Scholars, Patel has come a long way over these past nine years. A graduate of Tiger Woods’ alma mater, Western High School, she spent four […]

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Scholar Voices: How China broadened my worldview

Fourteen of our Earl Woods Scholars had the pleasure of traveling to China this summer on an 11-day excursion that took them to Beijing and Shanghai. The once-in-a-lifetime experience, hosted by Ourgame, parent company of the World Poker Tour©, was the first time many of the students had traveled outside of the United States. For […]

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A look at the TWF Scholars’ 11-day journey in China

This summer, 14 fortunate scholars received the opportunity to have what could easily be the most memorable summer experience of their lives. After over a year of planning, the Earl Woods Scholars were welcomed to Beijing and Shanghai for an all-expenses paid trip courtesy of Ourgame, parent company to the World Poker Tour®.

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Meet Adam Pliska: Champion of the unexpected

If we summed up Adam Pliska by his greatest accomplishments, some might think the stars were perfectly aligned for him. Not only is he a self-taught musician, but by the age of 16 the young Pliska was also a successful entrepreneur, selling personalized towels and T-shirts to local high schools. With a film degree from […]

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Just released: New video celebrating unexpected champions

What if we started saying YES instead of NO? At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to become something more than we ever expected. Preview our newly released video, celebrating unexpected champions.

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What my mentor means to me

Here at the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe in the intrinsic value of the mentor/mentee relationship. One of the key components of the Earl Woods Scholarship Program is to pair recipients with dedicated mentors who will see them through their four years of college, if not longer. For many first-generation college students or students of […]

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