Vince Carter was one of the most electrifying players in the history of the NBA. Nicknamed Half-Man Half Amazing, some of his awards include NBA Rookie of the Year, Slam Dunk Champion, NBA All Rookie First Team, 8 Time All-Star, NBA Sportsmanship Award.
Vince remains fully connected to the game as an NBA analyst for ESPN. In giving back to the community, Vince Carter and Paris Media Group have partnered to launch the Vince Carter Scholarship and Mentorship Program alongside a host of employment and career programs. Paris Media Group is the exclusive program administrator directly connecting students and communities to the opportunities.
The program offers scholarships to select private high schools in Toronto and the GTA. It is geared towards students 16-18 years old entering the 11th and/or 12th grade in September of each academic year. Advance academic pathways are encompassed in the programs of science, technology, engineering, math, sports, music, film, fashion, broadcast and media.
The scholarship program was launched in Toronto as a tribute to where Vince Carter began his incredible NBA journey. The groundwork and foundations are being laid for the program to be implemented in 7 USA regions New Jersey-Brooklyn, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, Memphis, Sacramento and Atlanta of which Vince Carter has called home throughout his career.
Auxiliary programs for younger students (10-15 years old) are available via employment and career workshops, financial literacy and summer camps. The aim is to engage families to expand and explore education and career perspectives.
The program is open for all to apply. We encourage applications from the Black community, Indigenous, people of colour, females and other underrepresented communities.This is a unique opportunity for an amazing life changing experience.
We are proud to invest in the next generation positioning them for future success. We hope that these programs will be a stepping stone to inspiring, activating and uniting our communities.