Introducing The Sport Changes Life Victory Scholar Class of 2022

October 6th, 2021 | NEWS

The Sport Changes Life Foundation (SCLF) is thrilled to announce the Victory Scholar Program Class of 2021/22.

Entering its fourteenth year, the prestigious program has awarded 174 American student – athletes a Victory Scholarship; a unique overseas experience to grow and develop while using sport as a tool for impact and change.

This year SCLF is awarding 10 deserving student – athletes from 10 US colleges the opportunity to become a Victory Scholar based across 7 Irish higher education institutions (Dublin City University, IT Carlow, Limerick IT, Waterford IT, Letterkenny IT, NUI Galway & Munster Technological University). In addition to studying and playing basketball, Victory Scholars will act as role models and leaders in the local community working with disadvantaged young people aiming to elevate aspirations and promote physically active lives.

Looking ahead to the 2021/22 year is Sport Changes Life Foundation’s co-founder and C.E.O, Gareth Maguire:

“We are delighted to reignite our program this year as we transition out of COVID times by welcoming a unique group to Ireland. We pride ourselves on attracting the right balance of athlete, student and role model and we are excited about the potential of this year’s class in providing meaningful impact.

Our Foundation dedicates itself to raising the aspirations of young people. The pandemic has reinforced that role models are an essential rather than a luxury. Sport has been a passport to great experiences for our Scholars. Now, this group recognises more than ever that they must use this passport to pay forward to the next generation. A truly warming concept from a class of young leaders who were eager to get to work.

As the world has opened it shutters the provision of services and programs is needed now more than ever.  I am so proud that our Victory Scholar class will be a driving force behind reigniting community engagement and carrying our Foundation’s message throughout the year.”


The full list of our Class of 2022 Victory Scholars

Name University Alma Mater
Bailey Greenburg Dublin City University Drexel University
Alarie Mayze Dublin City University Southern Mississippi
Nate Shafer IT Carlow Swarthmore College
Courtney Cecere NUI Galway Seton Hill University
Jeryn Lucas NUI Galway Central Washington University
Shannon Ryan Munster Technological University Saint Anslem College
Rachel Thompson Waterford IT Colgate University
Conor Fenton Waterford IT Denison University
Janelle Mullen Letterkenny IT Wagner College
Yuleska Ramirez Tejeda Limerick IT Emmanuel College


Media Contact Details

Sport Changes Life Foundation

78 Mersey Street


Northern Ireland


Head Office

Tel:  +44 (0) 28 9045 4964

Mob:  +44 7595601077

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