These past few days have been a whirlwind of travel to the East Coast cities where the Tiger Woods Foundation selects scholars. It’s an exciting time of year for me to read the scholarship applications of deserving students and select candidates to move forward to the interview phase. It’s always a wonderful experience to meet […]
Our scholars — just because they are scholars — sometimes create an extra bit of conflict with the closest people in their lives: their parents and other family members. Having experienced 40-plus years of occasional strains in family relationships because I’m a first-in-the-family college graduate and card-carrying egghead, I’m always concerned about how scholars are […]
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 18-year-old sisters remember the joy they felt solving math problems in class.
In many traditional educational settings, students are taught what to think. At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we create unique opportunities for students to jump-start their own thinking process and help them make their own decisions in the future.
If you give a rose bush just basic soil, sun and water, it will grow. But if you put that same bush in potting soil, give it extra nutrients and prune it here and there, it will produce brilliant colorful flowers that will amaze and astonish. Tiger Woods Learning Center graduate Edgar Perez is like […]
How many of you have ever felt indifferent or cringed when upper management announces the annual staff retreat? If you’re like me, then you know this type of employee engagement can be hit or miss. A faction of the organization may find themselves feeling forced into meaningless conversations and rah-rah speeches, whereas another group could […]
Last week, staff and supporters gathered to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the foundation’s two marquee programs: the Tiger Woods Learning Center and the Earl Woods Scholarship Program.
It’s the start of a new year, which means a new scholarship cycle for the Foundation is set to begin. We’ve been reflecting on the great attributes our scholars possess, and what we know this new cohort of scholars will bring to the program.
The annual Winter Workshop has arrived, as Earl Woods Scholars gather for a special end-of-year event from December 21 to 22 to congratulate the senior class and develop important career preparation skills. The two-day workshop brings scholars together from around the country to prepare for the next step in their journey through mock interviews, resume […]
At the foundation, we believe internships are a crucial step in preparing the businessmen and women of tomorrow for workplace success. That’s why each of our Earl Woods Scholars receive real-life work experience through internships related to their interests and future careers. And it’s here that they gain the skills and knowledge they need to […]
One thing that sets our scholars apart is their deep desire to help others. This is Anshi. She wants to help people “realize the power they have to make a difference for themselves and others.”
I think of my dad every day. He was my role model and mentor. But on Veterans Day, I remember him as a hero. He served his country bravely as a Green Beret, completing two tours of duty in Vietnam. Today, I want to thank and honor my dad and the millions of veterans who […]
Nov. 1 is National Author’s Day, and at the Tiger Woods Foundation, talented writers have come through our doors and developed their gift of expression. In honor of this special day, meet a talented Tiger Woods Foundation scholar and first-time author, Jenny Nguyen.
Kevin Nguyen was a featured speaker at this week’s Tiger Woods Invitational dinner and reception.
Ngoc Nguyen, one of the Tiger Woods Foundation’s exceptional Earl Woods scholars, will join Boeing as a propulsion engineer.
In honor of National College Colors Day, we’re highlighting three of our newest Earl Woods scholars. National College Colors Day inspires students, alumni, fans and more to show their school spirit by wearing their college’s chosen colors and apparel on the first Friday of the college school year.
It’s not every day that a 20-year-old college student can say that he accomplished similar achievements at the same age as the first president of the United States. Enter Earl Woods Scholar James ‘Jimmy’ Green. Green, a talented junior studying criminology at George Mason University, was recently inducted into Freemasonry at the lodge where George […]
Every year, the Earl Woods Scholarship Program hosts a summer orientation and social for the incoming cohort of scholars and mentors. In June, we traveled to DC, Boston and New York for the orientation and social to sit with the new cohort and discuss the expectations of the scholar and mentor, and what it means […]
My name is Quyen and I am an Earl Woods Scholar. I was lucky to have a chance to do a Q&A with Rick Singer, the President & CEO of Tiger Woods Foundation, reflecting on his first year at the Foundation. As an intern, it was truly informative and eye-opening to learn more about this […]
In this series, the Tiger Woods Foundation catches up with former Earl Woods Scholarship Program recipients to see how the program affected their lives in college and beyond. This week, meet former scholar Jenny Nguyen.