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FUTP 60 Students Awarded Scholarships!

McDermott Scholarship Winners

The scholarship by SAP in honor of CEO Bill McDermott, is offered to Fuel UP to Play 60 and AdVenture Capital (AdCap) students, recognizes youth social entrepreneurs who demonstrate immense work ethic, bravery and determination in achieving their goals and creating their own journey .

Trinity, recipient of a $10,000 scholarship is recognized for her ability to initiate sustainable changes in the schools she’s attended and her community. Her high school is considered a district leader in health and wellness and other schools are following their example and making a commitment to health.

  “Fuel Up to Play 60 is so ingrained in my being that honestly, I barely remember a time when I wasn’t involved. Through my work with FUTP 60 and Adventure Capital I feel I will be leaving a legacy when I graduate. The skills I have learned, the friends I have made and the relationships that have been built can be called upon for a lifetime. Making change takes a village and these programs helped to build mine.”

Ani, winner of the $7500 scholarship,  overcame challenges to become a confident speaker and learned valuable lessons while implementing the Eat SMART Café project, as well as Grab ‘n’ Go Breakfast program at his school.

“The experiences I have gained through Fuel Up to Play 60 and AdVenture Capital have taught me that I can solve problems by being creative, persistent, and patient. I have also learned from all my experiences, the importance and impact of collaboration and effective communication, which I feel are essential leadership skills, not just for steering a team along the path to success, but to achieve my future goals and dreams as well!”

The Bill McDermott Scholarship was offered to FUTP 60 and AdCap students in 11th and 12th grade who were willing to share a time they overcame a challenge or solved a problem using leadership skills, grit and determination.