DelShawn Fowler was determined to be the first in his family to graduate from college. However, what was supposed to be a dream trip for DelShawn almost turned into a nightmare.
For many Midnight Golf Program students, the annual Road Trip for Success College Tour is an opportunity to experience a college campus, bond with their classmates and mentors and play golf at some of the most prestigious golf courses in the country.
The morning of his Road Trip for Success trip, DelShawn accidentally overslept and missed the bus. He had no other choice but to take an Uber to meet up with the tour at its first stop at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
The Uber fare for that trip was $136, but for DelShawn it could have cost him much more. This June, DelShawn became the first person to his family to graduate from college when he graduated from Harris Stowe State University with a degree in Biology.
HOW MGP HELPED DELSHAWN GET WHERE HE IS TODAY
Today, DelShawn continues to benefit from his experience in MGP and those who have invested in him. Since graduating, DelShawn started year-long sales professional position at Astellas Pharma in Omaha, Nebraska and is working on becoming a full-time representative.
“MGP supported me by providing me the opportunity to attend college out of state at an HBCU. The experience alone changed my entire life for the best and provided me a platform to thrive as a leader. The Midnight golf program taught me so much about myself and that I was too intelligent not to attend college when I felt less than.”
WHY HE GIVES BACK TO MGP
Never forgetting where he came from, DelShawn continues to give back to MGP so that the next generation of students can benefit from the program that meant so much to him. In a show of his appreciation and the leadership qualities that the program instilled in him, DelShawn made the first donation to this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign.
“I’m giving back to this program because it changed my life for the best and opened many doors for me. I am so grateful for this program!”
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