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.
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 […]
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?”
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 […]
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 […]
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 class.
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 African-American physicists.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
At the beginning of this month, the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, was home to the seventh annual Earl Woods Scholar Winter Workshop. Over the course of three days, 64 of our Earl Woods Scholars discussed matters most important to them — college, careers and overcoming and triumphing over life’s obstacles. It was a […]
It was just last week when we kicked off our seventh annual Earl Woods Scholar Program Winter Workshop. Sixty-four of our Earl Woods Scholars traveled to our flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, and spent three days in seminars, workshops, panel discussions and mock interviews — all to bolster their success in college and […]
This holiday season, we proudly celebrate 20 years of breakthrough student transformations. We thank you for your support.
In our last and final flashback to our 20th anniversary event, “A Celebration of Unexpected Champions,” at the iconic New York Public Library, we hear from the Tiger Woods Foundation’s President and CEO Rick Singer. Singer took to the stage to remind guests of TWF’s 20-year journey, but also to share plans for the future.
The TGR Learning Lab — then known as the Tiger Woods Learning Center — expanded to Washington, D.C., at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year. At our Capitol Hill site a multitude of events, including Tiger Woods’ speaking to the student body at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School’s Capitol Hill campus, preceded our […]
As 2016 comes to a close, the Tiger Woods Foundation looks back and gives thanks to the many people and organizations that have supported the work we do and the lives we transform. Through our ‘Donor Appreciation’ series this past year, we’ve had the opportunity to feature a few of our generous advocates and share […]
Earl Woods Scholar alum Darryl Robinson’s candid and moving speech at the Tiger Woods Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration in New York City this past October had the room swelling with emotion. A true personification of dogged determination, Robinson never abandoned his dream of receiving a college education and a better life, even when obstacles seemed insurmountable at times. In today’s post, you’ll hear in Robinson’s own words exactly why we believe he is a true champion of the unexpected.
Timothy Nguyen’s journey from Nha Trang, Vietnam, at the age of 2 to UCLA was anything but effortless. For the Earl Woods Scholar alum, the road was paved with language barriers, financial hardships and personal struggles, but those roadblocks made Nguyen’s victory all the sweeter.
We believe the great thinkers of our time will come from unexpected places. For 20 years, the Tiger Woods Foundation has helped equip scholars like Mariah Harrod with the ability to exceed any and all expectations. Be a champion of the unexpected and give $20 to support breakthrough student transformations!