Thank you for visiting our Meet our Students page! Here you will find our 2020 recipients for Round 1 awards. By visiting the links below, you can view the recipients’ photo page, read the press release, or read essays submitted by our outstanding 2015, 2016,2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 applicants!
2020 D4TS Tourette Syndrome Scholarship Recipients
The 2020 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Graduate Student Tourette Syndrome Scholarship – $1500
Awarded to David Leyva, Flushing, NY
As an incoming first year graduate student this year, David is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Interactive Telecommunications at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Brooklyn, NY. He plans to become a professional game designer and develop games and technology to help society for the greater good. David was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 13.
The 2020 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars TS Superstar Tourette Syndrome Scholarship – $2000
Awarded to Joseph Sexton, Cumming, GA
The first annual TS Superstar Scholarship recognizes a student who has spread awareness of Tourette Syndrome in his community. This fall, Joseph will be a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN. He has a double major in Psychology and Medicine, Health & Society and a double minor in Biological Sciences and Quantitative Methods. His goal is to research trends and study the intersection of statistics and psychological phenomena, potentially with a career in psychiatric epidemiology for a public health organization. Joseph was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 14.
The 2020 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Tourette Syndrome Scholarship – $1500
Awarded to Jason Bumbarger Ingerick, Arden, NC
Jason is a fourth-year recipient and is attending Northeastern University, Boston, MA as a senior, and continuing his major in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. After he graduates, Jason plans to spend a year continuing lab research in chemistry at Massachusetts General Hospital and continue working as an EMT in Boston. Afterward, he plans to attend medical school with the ultimate goal of becoming a neurosurgeon. Jason was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age nine.