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 are proud to announce the launch of the Vince Carter Scholarship and Mentorship Program alongside a host of employment and career programs. Paris Media Group will act as the exclusive program administrator with Paris Dryden as the Executive Vice President.

The program will offer scholarships to select private high schools in Toronto and the GTA. It is geared towards students 16-18 years old entering the 11th or 12th grade in September 2021 and each academic year forward. Advanced academic career pathways are encompassed in the programs including sports, music, film, fashion, broadcasting, media, STEM.

While the programs are open to all, we encourage the following groups to apply: Black; Indigenous; people of colour, females and other underserved communities.

Auxiliary programs for younger students (10-15 years old) will also be available via employment and career workshops; summer camps.  The aim is to engage families to expand and explore the education and career perspectives of their children.

The scholarship program was launched in Toronto as a tribute to where VC began his illustrious career. The groundwork and foundation is being laid for the program to be replicated in the additional 7 USA cities VC called home throughout his career including New Jersey-Brooklyn, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, Memphis, Sacramento and Atlanta. 

We are proud to invest in the next generation and position them for future success.  We hope that these programs will be a stepping stone to inspiring, activating and uniting our communities.