High school senior Mathis Wouters was awarded $20,000 by Foot Locker as part of the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program that annually recognizes 20 students nationwide for exceptional leadership in the classroom and community, as well as for achievements in sports.
In a surprise celebratory reveal held at the San Pasqual High School Stadium on May 1 Mathis joined an elite academic group of 140 previous awardees who received scholarships since the inception of the program in 2011, to pursue their college educations.
In its eighth consecutive year, Foot Locker Foundation has recognized students who are not only scholar athletes but advocates in their community. These future game-changers serve as role models today who will go on to positively impact tomorrow through their sheer determination and passion. The scholarship program is designed to help defray costs for college-bound students, making attending college more affordable and accessible.
Recognized for his academic excellence and exemplifying strong leadership skills both in sports and within his community, Mathis joined the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes class of 2019, selected from a highly competitive pool of over 13,000 applicants.
About Mathis Wouters
As a three-sport athlete, Mathis leads his varsity cross-country team as captain, and runs for his varsity track & field team, and has even played competitive soccer internationally in China and in the national cup. Academically, he has achieved a 5.0 GPA while simultaneously serving as Math and Science Club President. He also is a National Merit Scholar, and AP Scholar with Distinction, a Golden STEM Award winner, and the recipient of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Finding time to give back to his community, Mathis is the President of the American Red Cross Club where he runs blood drives.
The Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Scholarship will help Mathis achieve his dream of becoming a mechanical engineer and creating innovative solutions through technology to assist disabled persons. Mathis has been accepted to three engineering programs at UCLA, UC Berkeley and the University of Washington.