Gridiron Grant in association with LGT Wealth Management US
The Gridiron Grant is the first of its kind sports scholarship and offers full university tuition to two students to any UK university or vocational programme of their choice.
Founded in 2019 the Jaguars Foundation was committed to enhancing the benefits to participants of its Jag Tag programme. All young people who are part of a JagTag, JagTag Xtra Time or associated with a BAFA team anywhere in the Country, are eligible to apply for the grant.
One female and one male winner is selected each year via a detailed application and interview process involving a panel from the Jaguars U.K. team and LGT. Their commitment to the pursuit of further education, along with their overall desire to attain success are assessed with the final independent scoring in relevant categories, determining the outcome of the process.
The most recent recipients of the award are Miles Butt and Paris McLeggan-Milner who are attending the University of Nottingham and University of Hertfordshire respectively.
Speaking to Jaguars UK website, Miles said:
“Winning the Gridiron Grant was important to me as it has allowed me to further both my athletic and academic careers while alleviating the financial burden of going to university and wholeheartedly focus on my sport and studies. I am very grateful to have been selected.”
“This grant means a lot to me. It means that I’d be able to further my education and focus on my studies and not have to worry about the financials. With the degree that I get, I’ll be able to give back to my community by encompassing all the things I will have learnt over the four years at university.”
Speaking on behalf of LGT Wealth Management US, CEO Paul Nixon said: “We are delighted to see the Grant being awarded to two such deserving candidates. The judges and I were impressed by their strength of character and determination to succeed. LGT is proud to partner with Jaguars UK on the Gridiron Grant and remains committed to grassroots sport in the UK.”