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Apr 17, 2023
$50,000 in Scholarship Funds Awarded to Students through Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute and Full Sail University Collaboration

Full Sail University and the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute are proud to announce that five Full Sail students within the university’s collegiate-level esports team, Full Sail Armada, have been awarded scholarship funds for a total of $50,000 combined during the university’s annual Hall of Game event. This esports event serves as the official kick-off of the institution’s week-long university-wide Hall of Fame celebration.

Being able to award these scholarships during such an uplifting and celebratory community event like Hall of Game makes this moment all the more special.”

“The scholarship initiative is an important feature of this partnership,” said Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute President Carlos Carrasco. “In collaboration with Full Sail University, we want to support these esports athletes in any way we can, whether it’s taking care of their health needs or providing resources to further their education.”

Following the naming rights partnership between Orlando Health and Full Sail University in 2021, the university’s on campus esports arena formerly known as “The Fortress” was named the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress. A key component of the multi-year partnership is the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute Esports Scholarship, which distributes $50,000 of scholarship funds each year.

“Collaborating alongside our partners at the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute to select these five Full Sail Armada athletes to be honored and awarded scholarship funds has showcased our joint commitment to our student’s educational and professional pursuits,” said Sari Kitelyn, Director of Esports at Full Sail University. “Being able to award these scholarships during such an uplifting and celebratory community event like Hall of Game makes this moment all the more special.”

This year, five Full Sail Armada athletes were awarded $10,000 each. Below are the Full Sail University student scholarship recipients:

James (JT) Langford

Keenan Britt

  • Full Sail Armada Role: Member of Super Smash Bros. team, Member of the Stream Team, and Caster
  • Degree Program: Film Bachelor of Science

Melanie DeLeon

Mia Eremita

Seth Hoecker

  • Full Sail Armada Role: Captain of Rocket League Team and Full Sail Armada Student President
  • Degree Program: Film Bachelor of Science

About Orlando Health:

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8.1 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,238-bed system includes 23 hospitals and emergency departments – 18 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,000 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 25,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

About Full Sail University:

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment media and emerging technologies. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its over 40-year history, including most recently being featured on the 2021 "Top 50 Film Schools and Instructors from Around the World" list by Variety Magazine, named a 2023 "Top Game Design School" by The Princeton Review, and previously recognized as the "School/College of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 91,578+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including Oscar®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY® and The Game Award honors.

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