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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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TGR EDU: Explore’s Virtual Field Trip at Facebook Launches October 31

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.

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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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Three Cheers for our Volunteers: Celebrating National Volunteer Day

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.

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The Benefits of Internships

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.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: D.C.’s TGR Learning Lab turns passion into purpose

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.

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Scholar Voices: Driving while Undocumented

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.

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Transforming excellence into a tangible way

Mindset. Method. Mastery.

Over the course of Tiger’s 20-plus year career in professional golf, entrepreneurial endeavors and charity event management, three core values – mindset, method and mastery – have long shaped what TGR is today.

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Earl Woods Scholar mentor, Jen O’Connor on the Power of Mentorship

  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 […]

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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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TGR Learning Lab’s 2017 Player Development Golf Program Club Championship

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 […]

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Help TWF present at SXSW EDU in 2018

In order to present at SXSWedu, we need help from YOU­, our amazing TWF community, to vote for our presentation on the panelpicker community vote section of the SXSWedu website!

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TGR EDU: Create’s summer STEM Studio enhance educators curricula for the fall at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim

This Summer at the TGR Leaning Lab in Anaheim, educators from across Southern California participated in STEM Studio. These week-long workshops are all part of the TGR EDU: Create program presented by Kaiser Permanente that provides unique professional development programs in STEM and college access for educators.

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In memory of Tiger Woods Foundation board member Dale Dykema

We lost a major player in the history of the Tiger Woods Foundation with the passing of Dale Dykema on July 4th after a long battle with prostate cancer.  Dale was a businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, helping to make his community, Orange County, California, a much better place.

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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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Senior Victor Rodriguez shares his experience at the High School Summer Academy in Anaheim

Through a grant provided by the California Community Foundation, the Tiger Woods Foundation was able to host our High School Summer Academy last week. Fifty high school students from the Los Angeles area experienced the life of a college student for one week.

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Scholar Voices: My Summer with the TGR Learning Lab

Earl Woods Scholar and University of California, Irvine rising sophomore, Ruben Triscareno spent the summer interning with the Tiger Woods Foundation. Based at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim these past few months, Ruben joined the academic support staff, assisting in all aspects of our STEM and college access summer programs. Read on to learn some high points from his summer, including what he gained from his experience helping out during our High School Summer Academy.

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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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