Puneet Kaur Awarded $20,000 College Scholarship as Part of the Sixth Annual Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program


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Senior Puneet Kaur receives a 20,000 dollar scholarship from the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program.

Puneet Kaur, from Round Hill, VA, has been awarded $20,000 as one of 20 exceptional young student-athletes honored in the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program. For the sixth consecutive year, Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. is recognizing students who demonstrate academic excellence and exemplify strong leadership skills both in sports and within their communities. Puneet will join the Foot Locker class of 2017, which was selected from a highly competitive pool of 37,000 applicants.

“The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program celebrates and honors outstanding students like Puneet who have taken the skills they’ve acquired through sports and applied them to excel academically and become leaders within their communities,” states Richard A. Johnson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker, Inc. “We recognize the tremendous potential of our 20 winners and are deeply committed to providing unique educational opportunities to empower today’s youth to succeed.”

Puneet is a four-year varsity basketball and track athlete. She was the first in her family to be born in the US, and will be the second in her family to go to college. She plans to attend George Mason University in the fall. As a result of her family’s hard work to move to the US, Puneet values her education and excels in her academics, earning good grades in the midst of her personal struggle with a rare epileptic seizure disorder. Additionally, after multiple students at her high school committed suicide, Puneet sought to create some type of support for them. She started a school-wide walk to raise awareness about mental health issues. It was featured on many national media platforms, such as The Washington Post, and ABC 7. She is also the President/Creator of the We’re All Human Club, which helps kids dealing with suicide and aims to decrease the stigma around mental health. Puneet is an outstanding young woman who will benefit greatly from the Foot Locker Scholar Athlete scholarship.