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STEAM Sports Foundation'sScholarship Recipients (2021-2023)Where Are They Now?

Kimberly Betty completed her bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University and will be part of the June 2024 graduating class. Kimberly now works at Lear Corporations E-systems in Electronics and Electrification. (2021 recipient)

Ashley Jones recently graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University. She will be starting her full-time position in June at Ford Motor Company as a Ford College Graduate in Product Development, focusing on Vehicle Evaluation and Verification. (2022 and 2023 recipient)

Jinelee Galindez is a Certified Technician at Mercedes Benz of South Orlando. A graduate of Universal Technical Institute in Orlando, she has worked at the dealership for more than a year, preparing for advanced training for Mercedes Benz Electric Intelligence vehicles. (2022 recipient) 

Arisa Chue is a rising senior at Stanford University. She will be at Stripe this summer to learn how delivering in-vehicle payments help car makers offer subscriptions where customers can activate in-vehicle features or charge their EVs. Arisa is interested in how AI is revolutionizing the auto racing competitive landscape. (2023 recipient)

Taya Dinkins-Goldsmith is currently at Oakland University. This summer she will be working in outreach through the School of Engineering and Computer Science. In her outreach position she will be leading a STEM Summer Camp, teaching elementary and middle school students computer science fundamentals. Taya is excited about this position, as one of her career goals is to give back to the community. (2023 recipient)

Tanya Andres graduated from Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, IL with a degree in automotive technology. She has been accepted into the 12-week Volvo Tekniker program in Ridgeville, SC. After becoming G0 and G1 certified she will work at a Volvo dealership, continuing her development as a certified Volvo technician. (2023 recipient)

Applications for for 2024-25 scholarships end May 15.

About STEAM Sports Foundation

Recognizing workforce and economic development as integral parts of corporate growth STEAM Sports Foundation works with companies, educators and sports groups to develop initiatives around science, technology, engineering, arts and math that impact the world of sports & entertainment. 


The foundation’s focus is on scholarships and career summits to help create tomorrow’s vibrant workforce. Its “Women of Color” scholarship program in automotive/motorsports engineering provides diversity to a transportation industry that is ever-changing via innovation and technology with individuals who traditionally did not consider these career paths simply because they saw few who looked like them in the industry.


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