Every January, TT1 starts the year off in the most inspiring way possible–by pouring through stacks of Global Ambassador scholarship applications in preparation for the 2018-2019 selection process!
This spring, approximately 170 student-athletes with diabetes will be considered for $140,000 worth of scholarship funding. The purpose of TT1’s scholarship program is two-fold:
- Offset the cost of diabetes supplies and medication
- Through mentorship and practical trainings, develop these remarkable young people into the go-to person for diabetes inspiration and empowerment in their local communities
See below for a testimonial that speaks to the power and impact of our Global Ambassadors:
I was invited to speak to a group of students at an alternative high school. The class was studying the “Hero’s Journey.” I was asked to speak about overcoming challenges.
I had a PowerPoint presentation and didn’t know what to expect. I quickly realized PowerPoint wasn’t going to work with this group. So, I spent the class sharing my story the best way I could. I explained what diabetes is, my diagnosis story and being an athlete with type 1. Afterwards, a few teachers told me that was the most engaged they’d seen their class and that a student approached his teacher asking to share his …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk