July 31, 2014

Woods: ‘People like James, they’re just special’

Tiger Woods Foundation Scholar James Green was recently featured on George Mason University’s website, where he is a rising sophomore studying criminology. A member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps and actively involved on campus, James exemplifies what it means to be a TWF Scholar. He spoke about his difficult childhood and his road to college at the Quicken Loans National Media Day in May, which prompted the feature story by George Mason University.

Here’s a snippet from the feature:

“Tucked among the hushed throng that will hang on Tiger Woods’ every drive, chip and putt this week at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., will be a guy who might appreciate Woods more than any other fan, but for reasons that have nothing to do with golf.

Jimmy Green, a George Mason University sophomore, is the first student to attend the university on an Earl Woods Scholarship, awarded through the Tiger Woods Foundation. The scholarship program, founded in 2007 to honor Woods’ late father, assists high-achieving, first-generation college students who are active in community service and who face financial obstacles.”

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