New York area boxing scholarship provides opportunities to motivated students

January 25, 2012

Many high school kids participate in extracurricular activities, whether with the cross country team or at a local community youth center. Those in the New York City area who have a passion for boxing have found that their interests and skills can pay off in the form of a higher education.

The Daily News Golden Gloves scholarship program has been a staple in the metropolis for more than 85 years, according to the New York Daily News. The goal of the program is to help young adults pursue their academic goals outside of the ring. The George Horowitz Scholarship is given out each year to provide one student with approximately $5,000 to put toward a higher education.

"My dad grew up in Brooklyn," Robin Geisler, Horowitz' daughter, told the news source. "What better way to honor him than to help a boxer in the area and give them a chance?"

College grants and scholarships are valuable assets to low income students who aspire to earn a degree for a number of reasons. In addition to providing individuals with a chance to obtain a higher education, these financial resources can help reduce the cost of tuition and do not have to be repaid in the future.

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