2017 BLF SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Application numbers hit record levels in 2017 and over 2000 students applied for the Bruce Lee Foundation’s BLF Scholarship. With only 7 scholarships available, it was clear from the start that our team of volunteer reviewers had a tough task ahead of them. After two months of application review, and hundreds of deserving students later,
the results are in.
Now, it is with great pleasure that we share all the winners of the 2017 BLF Scholarship, with you.
MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP – $10,000
Juan Flores, 29, Escondido, CA
MINOR SCHOLARSHIP – $ 2,500
Lorenzo Capasso, 19, Caracas, Venezuela
Nwamaka Ijeh, 18, Grovetown, GA
Preety Kaur, 32, Los Gatos, CA
Kadia Tubman, 26, Bronx, NY
BLF / JUNIOR GIANTS SCHOLARSHIP – $ 2,500
Westen Meyer, 18, San Luis Obispo, CA
BLF / VANLANDSCHOOT SCHOLARSHIP – $1,500
Jake Hurwitz, 17, Encino, CA
Each individual student is following their dreams, turning obstacles into opportunities, and striving to become the best they can be. We couldn’t be more excited about this inspiring group of Bruce Lee-like action takers, and look forward to sharing their journey, with you. A notable mention needs to be given to the following students, who also inspired us with their applications and made it to the final stages. These wonderful students should hold their heads high and continue to work towards their chosen path in life. “Using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation”.
BLF SCHOLARSHIP NOTABLE MENTIONS
Jaky De La Torre Martin
Abigail (Anderson) Plemmons
Our donors make it possible for the BLF Scholarship program to continue. The winning students can now focus more on their future, and less on the financial pressures that come along with a college education,
because of your generosity. Thank you.
A dedicated team of volunteers review every application. A special thank you to that team; Brian, Christina, Israel, Jaquie, Jared, Jen, Jeremiah, Jess, John, Justin, Khnum, Kimberly, Kris, Leigh, Lydy, Richard, Ron, Shannon, Sydnie, Tammy, Tariqul, William and Xun. Because of you, the students that exemplify Bruce Lee’s passion for education, self-actualization and honest self-expression, were selected as Bruce Lee Foundation Scholars and ambassadors for everything the Bruce Lee Foundation represents. Thank you.