Winners of the 2017 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising


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Over 550 individuals from all across the nation applied to win one of five scholarships, two of which would be awarded to two students from Coppell and New Tech High Schools in Coppell, Texas. The remaining three scholarships would be dispersed to three outstanding students from across the nation. We are so excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Taylor’s Gift Foundation Scholarship Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising!

Learn more about our scholarship winners below! 

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Adam Coberly is a Coppell High School graduate and is from Coppell, TX. He will be attending Texas A&M University in the Fall. 

What does "Outlive Yourself" mean to you?

To me “outlive yourself” means that the impact that you make lasts longer than you do. We all only have a limited time to be here, but the way that we help, influence, and lead other people is timeless. Whether we realize it or not, we have an impact on every single person we interact with.


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Caroline Miller is a graduate of Carroll Senior High School and is from Southlake, Texas. She will be attending Vanderbilt University in the Fall. 

What does "Outlive Yourself" mean to you?

For me, outliving yourself reflects an understanding that giving back to others will let you have a more fulfilling and impactful life, rather than focusing solely on your personal success. By performing random acts of kindness in order to pay it forward, volunteering with and donating to organizations that help people in need, or simply by being compassionate and having empathy for those around us, we can all infuse some much needed positivity into the world around us.


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Gabriela Keator is a graduate from Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, MA. She will be attending St. Louis University in the Fall. 

What does "Outlive Yourself" mean to you?

Live Third.  A friend recently introduced me to this mantra and I think that it is perfectly synonymous with Outlive Yourself. To live third means to put Yourself last, after Jesus and after Others, in order to live a life full of JOY.  Outliving Yourself means being brave enough to live this joy filled life. I believe that both of these phrases encompass what it means to truly live.

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Lily Zhang is a graduate of Staten Island Technical High School in Staten Island, NY. She will be attending UC Berkeley in the Fall. 
What does "Outlive Yourself" mean to you?
I am honored to receive the Taylor’s Gift Scholarship presented by NIKE. I believe “To Outlive” yourself is having the ability to be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.

Taylor Clark is a graduate of New Tech High School in Coppell, Texas. She will be attending The University of Texas at Austin in the Fall. 
What does "Outlive Yourself" mean to you?
Outliving yourself means that you are purposeful in your interactions with others and in your aspirations. By being mindful of your potential to impact the lives of others you can create a legacy of positive change that exists long after you do. This can be something as small as treating others with respect and dignity—your actions have a ripple effect that never ceases to be in motion or to touch lives.

Thanks again to all of our applicants for applying for the Taylor's Gift Scholarship Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising. 
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