for helping me take the first few steps to becoming a future problem solver. I am grateful for receiving the Dr. DeSimone BCAA Scholar Athlete Award because lord knows how hard I have worked to be the best that I could be in the classroom, the mat, and the field. Whether I continue to be an athlete at FIU, I will always remember the work that I put into academics and athletics, and the support from everyone in my life along my path to being the greatest problem solver I that dream to be.


It is our vision that by playing sports and understanding the importance of education, young student-athletes, regardless of any limitation (adversity), can learn the value of team leadership, academics, sportsmanship and community service.


To achieve these ends, Charity for Champions provides scholarships to young individuals based on an application and interview process that considers several criteria such as: academic accomplishments, athletic achievements, team fellowship, artistry and community involvement.