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Derek Jeter Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 2

In an eighth grade paper Derek Jeter predicted his future as a shortstop for the New York Yankees. Although many young people dream of being sports stars, there were few that doubted it would be a dream come true for Jeter. He worked to make his dream of becoming a professional athlete a reality by playing Little League, on a summer all-star team, and his high school baseball team at Kalamazoo Central High School. As a professional athlete, Jeter's concern for youth led to the establishment of the Turn 2 Foundation, which supports signature programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and "Turn 2" healthy lifestyles. In addition, in 1997, Turn 2 established at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation the Derek Jeter Scholarship, which provides scholarship support for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate leadership in their community while promoting abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or attends a Kalamazoo County high school; planning to enroll full time in an accredited college or university to earn a two- or four-year degree. The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum 1060 SAT or minimum 21 ACT score. Must be able to demonstrate leadership and involvement in school and community activities that advocate abstinence from drug and alcohol use and promote a healthy lifestyle.


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