Sport Changes Life | Victory Scholar Program | 2022/23 Class Announcement

September 7th, 2022 | NEWS

The Sport Changes Life Foundation is proud to announce the Victory Scholar Program Class of 2023.

The prestigious program, entering its 16th year, has previously awarded 197 US student athletes with the scholarship and looks ahead to another successful year working with young people all over Ireland.

This years class consists of 11 deserving student-athletes who have been awarded the opportunity to continue to play basketball in top tier Irish National Leagues, study a Masters program in an Irish University while delivering impactful community programs to young people.

The Foundation welcomes student athletes from 11 US colleges across 9 athletic conferences.

Looking ahead for 2022/23 year was Sport Changes Life Foundation’s co – founder and C.E.O, Gareth Maguire:

As a Foundation we are hugely excited for the incoming group. Since the inception of the program we have seen it go from strength to strength and we are confident that this class will have a lasting impact on communities in Ireland. The pandemic has obviously had an impact on all of us and we are glad that we persevered with the program over the past two years even though we had reduced contacts with young people. We did not want to lose momentum of making a difference and we expect to get back up to full speed this year with our new class.

“Ultimately this is about working with local communities across the island of Ireland and we are confident our new class of Victory Scholars will grow into incredible leaders and have a positive influence where it is needed most. This is a really exciting time of year and we look forward to what’s in store for another special group of young men and women.”


Sport Changes Life Foundation | Victory Scholar Class of 2022/23


Camila Casanueva       Brandeis University

Conor Harkins              Swarthmore College

Freeman Brou              Denison University

John Fierstein              Salisbury University

Keonn Scott                 College of Wooster

Kiley Gelston               Stockton University

Maggie Meehan           Williams College

McKayla Roberts         Le Moyne College

Naomi Ganpo               Lafayette College

Zach Light                    Colgate University

Scout Frame                Northwestern Oklahoma State University


Site Placement for the year:

ATU Letterkenny: John Fierstein

University of Galway: Zach Light & Naomi Ganpo

MTU Cork: Keonn Scott & McKayla Roberts

SETU Waterford: Freeman Brou & Maggie Meehan

SETU Carlow: Conor Harkins & Scout Frame

Griffith College: Camila Casanueva & Kiley Gelston


Media Contact Details

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Head Office                                                                     

78 Mersey Street                                                         


Northern Ireland


+44 (28) 9621 8637

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