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Derek Jeter/Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
The Derek Jeter/Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship provides financial assistance and mentoring to young minority students who are entering college.
Rashawn Anthony DavisHigh School: University High School (Newark, N.J.)
College: Georgetown University
College Major/Minor: Political science/sociology
Akpanoluo Etteh was awarded the Derek Jeter/Jackie Robinson Scholarship in 2006 for his outstanding leadership potential and dedication to community service. In 2010, Akpanoluo graduated from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science. During his time at Yale, he took advantage of the prestigious school's opportunities by acting as a Spanish translator for uninsured families, participating in Magevet, the premier Jewish, Hebrew and Israeli a cappella group of Yale University, submerging himself in Yale's history, and serving as a mentor to another student. Akpanoluo is currently employed as an intern at Brand Strategy at Yale's licensing department. In the future, he hopes to have a career that enables him to create, explain and implement novel ideas to problems either in the field of marketing, design, or consulting and start his own business with like-minded classmates. After graduating, Akpanoluo discussed his thoughts about his time at Yale and the Derek Jeter/Jackie Robinson Scholarship, along with his future aspirations.
In what ways did the Derek Jeter/Jackie Robinson Scholarship help your college experience?
In what ways do you think you represent the Turn 2 Foundation's mission?
Why did you pursue your degree at Yale University, and how do you feel it helped in your education goals?
What was your most significant moment while at Yale?
Thinking back about your time at Yale, how did your experiences shape who you are today?
What have you done outside of the classroom that demonstrates qualities that align with the Turn 2 Foundation's mission? Are you currently involved in leadership or mentoring activities?
What are your most important extracurricular or community activities? What made you join these activities, and are you currently involved with them?
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things and accomplishments would you like to see?
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Turn 2 Foundation Dinner
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