TORONTO, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Iovate Health Sciences International Inc. ("Iovate"), under its nationally recognized Six Star Pro Nutrition® sports nutrition brand, is excited to announce a new initiative that will change the academic future of two high-performing student-athletes and will impact future athletes for years to come.
Through the Six Star® Greatness is Earned Scholarship Award initiative, Iovate is making a difference in the lives of American high school and post-secondary students by awarding one male and one female student-athlete a $15,000 bursary (for a total of $30,000) to put towards their college or university education.
The ideals of this new, exciting scholarship award embody top performance on and off the field, and align perfectly with those of the Six Star® brand, according to Brian Cavanaugh, Chief Marketing Officer of Iovate.
"Six Star® is a leading fitness and performance brand that has been built on the belief that everyone should be able to access the best in sports nutrition supplements," Cavanaugh said. "We believe the same mentality applies to enabling kids to complete their college education – after all, in today's young athletes, a healthy body and a healthy mind go hand in hand."
The initiative is also championed by a list of high-profile supporters, including Six Star Pro Nutrition®-sponsored athlete Rob Gronkowski, all-star tight end for the New England Patriots of the NFL, who believes it will go a long way in giving motivated, deserving kids the opportunity to succeed.
"Supporting young, aspiring athletes through the Gronk Nation Foundation has always been my M.O.," Gronkowski said in a statement. "That's why I'm excited about the new Six Star® scholarship award. Two hard-working student-athletes will be awarded $15,000 from my friends at Six Star® – that's a cool thing in my books."
Winners will be chosen by a panel of Six Star®-selected judges based on their athletic and scholastic merits; particular attention will be given to creative applications that showcase a unique love of sports, a positive influence within the community, and enthusiasm for higher learning and achieving success. The winners will also have the opportunity to be featured on Six Star® social media channels, websites and other national communication materials that feature excellence in performance. Additionally, each winner will receive customized training programs from Six Star® personal trainers along with a full year's supply of premium Six Star® sports nutrition products.
Students in the United States can be nominated by their peers, friends or family, or they can submit their own entries at www.sixstarpro.com/scholarship. Registration opens August 29, 2016, at 12:01 a.m. and closes April 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. with winners announced on May 30, 2017.
To keep on top of the latest Six Star® Greatness is Earned Scholarship Award news, follow and tag #SixStarScholarship on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT SIX STAR PRO NUTRITION®
Six Star Pro Nutrition® is a line of high-quality, premium supplements from the makers of MuscleTech®, America's #1 Selling Body Building Supplement Brand1. The range features leading products including protein, pre-workout, amino acids, creatine, protein bars and more. Six Star® features an all-star team of sponsored athletes made up of some of the biggest and brightest names in sports today, including Rob Gronkowski, Russell Westbrook, Giancarlo Stanton, Coco Ho, Candace Parker and Danica Patrick.
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SOURCE Iovate Health Sciences International, Inc.