January 14, 2016

Top four traits Earl Woods Scholars all share

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.

  1. They give back, it’s part of their fabric. Being involved in community service projects and volunteerism is important to our scholars. From feeding the homeless to tutoring young students, they are always willing to help
  2. They are leaders in their communities. Our scholars have started their own non-profits, work in government positions and raise awareness on critical issues relevant in today’s society.
  3. They are resilient in the face of any circumstances. This comes from their ability to still succeed in communities that are underserved and underrepresented. Even when given just limited resources, they refuse to be content with the status quo.
  4. They are curious and inquisitive. They love to study abroad and learn about new cultures. In fact, our scholars have been to six continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Australia. They also aren’t afraid to explore the unknown and seek to critically challenge themselves with questions like: What do you do when you feel tokenized at an institution where you are considered a minority? How do I better prepare and make myself marketable for the workforce? What additional coursework and experience is needed to be a competitive candidate for medical school?