Play shapes us. It helps build leaders, encourage collaboration, teach persistence, develop problem-solving skills and much more. That’s why we launched the Shaped by Play Scholarship in June. Our goal was to fund activities that help build the leaders of tomorrow.
We accepted nominations for the scholarship throughout the summer, and are excited to announce the winners! We were able to award 16 individuals a scholarship to participate in activities ranging from figure skating lessons to invention camp.
See the list of scholarship recipients below, and see how they’re planning to use the funds:
- Audrey D. from Victoria, B.C., will participate in summer figure skating camps
- Chad D. from Lexington, S.C., will get inspired at Camp Invention
- Charlize H. from Forest Park, Ga., will take an educational trip to Disney World focused on physics
- Connor N. from Mifflinburg, Penn., will attend soccer camp, art lessons or an engineering/creative activity
- Dmitri J. from Belvidere, Ill., will continue cello lessons at the Music Academy of Rockford
- Emily S. from Victoria, B.C., will participate in a sports camp next summer
- Ka’Mauri D. from Washington, D.C., will take charge of her own learning experience at Steve & Kate’s Camp next summer
- Kelsey M. from Tallahassee, Fla., will improve her skills through club volleyball camps at the Prostyle Volleyball Academy
- Kendal F. from Washington, D.C., will participate in gymnastics classes
- Lauren N. from Palatka, Fla., will play in the upcoming soccer season and buy new equipment
- Lili L. from Houston, Texas, will compete in the Miracle League All-Star Game
- Miranda E. from Bennett, Colo., will take swimming lessons and purchase a membership to the pool
- Morgan M. from Pittsburgh, Penn., will put the scholarship dollars towards college tuition, books and housing
- Scott B. from Cypress, Texas, will compete in the Miracle League All-Star Game
- Terron G. from Katy, Texas, will play in the Miracle League All-Star Game
- Xavier D. From Lexington, S.C., will take on challenges at Camp Invention
Stay tuned throughout the next year, as we check in with our Shaped by Play Scholarship recipients to learn about their experiences.