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  • Eleven Students Recognized with 2018 Exceptional Youth Scholarship Award from The Foundation for Global Sports Development


    Los Angeles, CA

    The Foundation for Global Sports Development has selected 11 students to receive the 2018
    Exceptional Youth Scholarship. Reserved for college-bound high school seniors, the
    scholarship recognizes students who have displayed a remarkable dedication to volunteerism
    and community service while also maintaining a stellar academic record.

    “We had a record-setting number of applicants this year, with over 550 students submitting
    scholarship applications,” said David Ulich, GSD Executive Board Member. “While each
    applicant was impressive in their own way, 11 students stood out to us as outstanding.”

    Dr. Steven Ungerleider, GSD Executive Board Member added, “From day one GSD has placed
    a high priority on education. We support many organizations that help young children and
    teens thrive in education, and we also we want to encourage young adults to continue their
    education into college. With the 2018 Exceptional Youth Scholarship, these students are able
    to do so without excessive financial burden.”

    Each scholarship recipient has been awarded $5,000 to be used towards their 2018-2019
    tuition and expenses at a four-year university or college.

    GSD’s 2018 Exceptional Youth Scholarship winners are:
    • Alejandra Castillo, Inglewood, CA – Mount Saint Mary’s University
    • Jasmin Dao, Santa Rosa, CA – University of California at Santa Barbara
    • Jacqueline Fuentes, Los Angeles, CA – University of California at Los Angeles
    • Edith Gallegos, Dallas, TX – Eckerd College
    • Jesse Guillory, Spartanburg, SC – University of South Carolina at Columbia
    • Desmyon Jones, Steens, MS – University of Memphis
    • Semeredin Kundin, Portland, OR – University of Oregon
    • Chad Miller, Soddy Daisy, TN – Lee University
    • Nicholas Spader, Tifton, GA – Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
    • Katie Turner, Holy Cross, AK – Fort Lewis College
    • Sergio Vazquez, Los Angeles, CA – Dartmouth College

    To learn more about the Exceptional Youth Scholarship and The Foundation for Global Sports
    Development, please visit their website at

    About Global Sports Development
    Working closely with international sports federations, generous donors and committed
    athletes, The Foundation for Global Sports Development promotes sportsmanship,
    education, fair play and ethics among the world’s youth. The Foundation gives special emphasis
    to groups and communities that are most in need or most underserved by current
    programs, including women, minorities and youth in areas where the risk of delinquency is
    particularly high. Visit to learn more.


    Contact: Melanie Raffle
    (541) 683-9278

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