Jackson Liberty Student Wins Gaming Scholarship

Find Your Grind founders Nick Gross and Natasha Barritt award the $5,000-esports scholarship to Thomas Ferullo at the John P Stevens High School stop of the Jostens Renaissance Find Your Grind Tour. (Photo courtesy Find Your Grind)

JACKSON – Jackson Liberty High School junior, Thomas Ferullo, was recently the recipient of Find Your Grind’s (FYG) first-ever Esports scholarship in the amount of $5,000.

FYG is a non-profit organization that aims to help kids follow their passions and explore unconventional careers. FYG partnered with ReKTGlobal to create the largest annual Esports lifestyle scholarship program in the US, planning to give away $450,000 total in scholarships.

Ferullo was the first student to receive this scholarship. Find Your Grind founders Nick Gross and Natasha Barritt presented him his award at the John P. Stevens High School in Edison on March 6, as part of the Renaissance Find Your Grind Tour.

Ferullo is an AP student, a captain of the JLHS swim team and is on the lacrosse team. He enjoys gaming and has dreams of pursuing a degree in programming. He is also the creator of the gaming site, Ferullogaming, and loves playing Smite and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

“FYG scholarships are about stories not scores, and the recipient of our first-ever esports scholarship is a perfect example of this,” said FYG co-founder Natasha Barritt. “Our esports scholarships are open to non-athletes and players interested in exploring gaming as a lifestyle path. We’re thrilled to support Thomas and future recipients in continuing to pursue their true passions and connecting them with the programs and mentors to help make their dreams a reality.”

For more information on Find Your Grind or ReKTGlobal, visit findyourgrind.com or rektglobal.com.