Team Type 1 Foundation Announces Over 100 Scholarships to Collegiate Athletes with Diabetes

This year’s recipients are among the most inspiring applicants we’ve seen. In addition to being athletic and academic standouts, they are all driven to inspire and empower the diabetes community.

Team Type 1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization pursuing a global mission of education, empowerment and equal access to medicine for everyone affected by diabetes, is excited to announce the 106 college athletes with type 1 diabetes who will receive scholarships as part of its Global Ambassador Program.

Established in 2005, the Team Type 1 Foundation has bestowed a total of 271 college scholarships to athletes with type 1 diabetes who compete in a NCAA or NAIA sport worth approximately $400,000 through its Global Ambassador Program, which launched in 2014.

For the 2017-18 academic year, the Foundation will fund ten $5,000 scholarships, 12 $2,500 scholarships, 42 $1,000 scholarships and an additional 42 $500 scholarships totaling $150,000 in awards.

This year’s Global Ambassador $5,000 winners include:

  • Peninah Benjamin – Dartmouth College – Sailing
  • Daymon Blackport – Eastern Illinois University – Soccer
  • William Bridgeman – Hanover College – Soccer
  • Casey Reece Harper – University of Oklahoma – Football
  • Heather Kipniss – University of Tampa – Golf
  • Delaney Miller – Princeton University – Track & Field/Cross Country
  • Hunter Sego – DePauw University – Football
  • Connor Shortt – Pacific University – Football
  • Ryan D. Wancata – University of Mount Union – Baseball
  • Gabrielle Zegers – Duke University – Fencing

“This year’s recipients are among the most inspiring applicants we’ve seen. In addition to being athletic and academic standouts, they are all driven to inspire…

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