By: Sharon Aron Baron
The Miami Dolphins awarded ten South Florida high school students as 2019 scholarship recipients, and one lucky Coral Springs High School student made the cut.
On June 4, Miami Dolphins Vice-Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Tom Garfinkel, Dolphins players Kenyan Drake, Raekwon McMillan and Vincent Taylor, as well as Dolphins alumni Nat Moore and Twan Russell, surprised students When they were awarded financial support for their future career endeavors.
Franceska Edouard of Coral Springs High School was one of nine recipients awarded the Nat Moore Scholarship and Vocational Endowment. The initiative provides South Florida youth the financial resources needed to pursue avenues of education and training for employment readiness.
Edouard will be attending Florida State University this fall to study biomedical science.
The second annual FOOTBALL UNITES Project Change Scholarship identifies one high school student each year and pays for their college tuition over four years. This college scholarship provides financial support to students who have committed to leading social progress initiatives in their communities.
Nat Moore, Miami Dolphins Alumni and Senior Vice President of Special Project & Alumni Relations said, “We are pleased to select a group of great young men and women and allow them to be leaders of tomorrow.”
2019 Project Change Scholarship Recipient
Ethan Coello of Pembroke Pines Charter High School will attend Tallahassee Community College with plans to transfer to Florida State University and study security and protective services to become a police officer.
2019 Nat Moore Vocational Grant Recipients
Oscar Marin of Western High School will attend McFatter Technical College to study accounting.
Javier Garcia of McFatter Technical High School will attend McFatter Technical College to become a dental technician.
2019 Nat Moore Endowment Fund Scholarship Recipients
Niya Banks of Deerfield Beach High School will attend Clark Atlanta University to study political science.
Shanette Bain of Miami Northwestern High School will attend Florida State University to study business.
Malachi Dunn of Hallandale Beach High School will attend the University of North Florida to study political science.
Franceska Edouard of Coral Springs High School will attend Florida State University to study biomedical science.
Mark Fontana of Cooper City High School will attend St. Thomas University to study education.
DaMauri Little of Coral Reef High School will attend Bethune-Cookman University to study business.
Dominic Pierre of Pembroke Pines Charter High School will attend the University of Central Florida to study accounting.
Said Moore, “This endowment and vocational program as well as the FOOTBALL UNITES Project Change Scholarship will give these aspiring students the chance to gain greater knowledge to one day make a big difference in South Florida and the rest of the world.”