2020 Scholarship Recipient
Tatiana Taylor is the recipient of the 2020 Beth Longwell Foundation College Scholarship. Tatiana graduated from Palo Alto High School and due to the pandemic, her high school career ended quite differently than our other scholarship recipients.
While in high school, Tatiana participated on the varsity cheer team for four years and it brought her great joy. She was captain her senior year and was thrilled that the cheer team qualified to compete in the United Spirit Association National Competition. Tatiana also made many relationships on the team that helped her through some very difficult times. Around the time she made the cheer team her mother passed away, so cheer was a very good outlet and a safe space. She hopes to continue cheering in college.
Tatiana was also involved in the Black Scholars United Club and has an interest in educational inequality. She has shared these views with her peers since her freshman year. She also volunteered every fall as an instructor and choreographer at a local Little Tikes Cheer Camp and found time to work a weekends job since her junior year. Tatiana has always wanted to attend a four-year college to enhance her education and her dream career is to become an Athletic Academic Advisor. She has a passion for helping others and wants to ensure athletes get a second chance at their dreams. Tatiana feels that educational obstacles shouldn't hinder an athlete’s future and with her advice and guidance she will help them attain their goals.
Tatiana is attending California State University at Chico. She is grateful for the BLF scholarship which was an important factor enabling her to attend college. We wish her a great start!