GLHS Senior Awarded $10k Scholarship
GLHS senior recognized for community service, leadership
2012 Coca-Cola Regional $10k Scholarship and a 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awardee
Suneil Kamath, a Gahanna Lincoln HS senior, has recently learned that paying for college has suddenly become considerably easier.
Kamath is the recipient of a 2012 Coca-Cola Regional Scholar $10,000 scholarship award,
renewable annually at $2,500, for four years of study at any accredited U.S. college or university.
Kamath joined 252 of America’s most impressive high school students from around the country for the Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend, held April 12 – 15 in Atlanta, GA to compete for 52 National Scholarships of $20,000 and 200 Regional Scholarships of $10,000. Scholars were chosen from an initial applicant pool of nearly 84,000 representing approximately 23,000 high schools nationwide.
During the Scholars Weekend, the 2012 class was recognized at a banquet held in their honor. Philanthropist and Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman provided the banquet keynote address.
Kamath was also recently presented with a Prudential Spirit of Community - Distinguished Finalist Award.
The award designates him as one of Ohio's top volunteers in terms of community service and outreach.
In March, Kamath was one of 16 youth scholars for Save the Children
(STC) who participated in 2012 Advocacy Summit
in Washington, D.C. Save The Children
representative Hannah Brencher, said a three-person panel chose 16 scholars from across the nation to participate in the summit and Kamath’s experience with Music of the Heart
was a boost, Brencher said. The goal of the summit was to empower the students to return to their schools and further advocate for children- and youth-issues.
Kamath founded the nonprofit and said the mission of Music of the Heart
is to use the power of music as a tool to promote holistic healing to those who are in need while promoting music-education awareness. While in Washington, Kamath had the opportunity to speak with U.S. Congresswoman Betty Sutton
, and congressmen Sherrod Brown
and Rob Portman
about agricultural economics and nutrition policy.
More About Suneil Kamath
Suneil is the founder and executive chairman of Music of the Heart
. He is a frequent volunteer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, serves as chairman for the ProMusica Student Advisory Board
, is editor-in-chief of The Lion’s Roar,
Gahanna Lincoln’s school newspaper, and is the lieutenant governor for the district of Ohio Key Club. In terms of work experience, Suneil has interned with the organization HandsOn Central Ohio
and the Ohio College Access Network.