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.


Charity for Champions provides scholarships to young individuals based on an application and interview process that takes into account students' achievements in the areas of academics, leadership, mentoring, community service and sportsmanship.

Additionally, the application process factors in a student's struggles to overcome unique life challenges such as financial or family hardships, health issues, and other special needs.