The Cam Newton Foundation has established education as a major focal point through its “Every 1 Learns” initiative. Cam Newton, a graduate of Westlake High School and South Fulton County, has exhibited an unequivocal ability to overcome challenging situations to become one of the most successful athletes in professional sports. The CNF has developed a scholarship program to recognize and reward high school seniors who have overcome obstacles while having a positive impact on his or her school and/or community.
The Foundation selected the following three students to receive the first-ever scholarship awards. Each award was $3,500 and will be directed toward his or her college tuition. Check out their profiles below:
- Will be attending Duke University in Fall 2015
- Plans to double major in biology and global health (pre-med)
- Graduated as Valedictorian at Westlake, as well as a prestigious Gates Millennium Scholar and GE-Reagan Presidential Scholar
- From a Nigerian family and has two older brothers
- Enjoys reading, creative writing, volunteering and playing volleyball!
- Her goal is to practice medicine and work to improve the healthcare sector in developing countries.
- Will be attending Vanderbilt University in Fall 2015
- Plans to study in the School of Engineering, particularly civil engineering
- Was the Salutatorian at Westlake, as well as the STAR Student (highest SAT score)
- Was born in Nigeria, but has lived in Georgia for the past twelve years
- Has completed over 360 hours of community service
- Was President of Westlake’s Beta Club and National Art Honor Society
- Loves art and horseback riding!
- Will be attending Georgia State University in Fall 2015
- Plans to double major in video production and marketing
- Was Mr. Westlake, Class of 2015
- Loves traveling, shoes and stylish clothes!
- Plans to study abroad during his college career and hopes to travel internationally one day