Jordan Brand

Today, Jordan Brand officially announced the 27 North American students of the 2023 Wings Scholars class. Each student will receive a full-ride scholarship for all four years of college to the school of their choice.

High school senior Minyaun Miller was surrounded by her family and friends in her living room — but she had no idea why they had their phones ready to snap photos. That confusion changed to shock when around the corner walked her community mentor, Debbie Ingram, who glowingly presented her with a blue box. Inside was an incredible endowment: a full-ride college scholarship. Miller was officially a member of the Jordan Brand Wings Scholars Program.

“This scholarship changes everything for me,” says Miller, a native of Portland, Oregon, and daughter of a single mother. “I’ve never wanted to be a financial burden to my mom. For her to help with school on her own would be difficult. This scholarship just showed me that all my hard work is paying off.”

The Wings Scholar program, now in its fifth year, was inspired by Michael Jordan’s close identification with the power of education – he credits his teachers with instilling in him a confidence in the classroom that spilled onto the court.

An overview of The Wings Scholars Program is below:

  • Students are nominated by any of the 30 global partner organizations to the Jordan Brand Wings Scholars program.
  • The students then complete an application that identifies them as local leaders, showing an alignment with the partner organization’s values, active participation through community service and more.
  • A funding gap must also exist at the post-secondary institution in which a student has been admitted, a gap that Wings alleviates.
  • A Jordan Brand committee reads the applications and determines the awardees.

Each cohort receives one-on-one mentorship by a Wings advisor and is exposed to internship opportunities with Jordan Brand to help carry on their collegiate studies to completion. The first cohort of the Wings Scholar Program is set to graduate this year.

Check out more information about the Jordan Wings program here.

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If you don’t recognize this silhouette from the Jumpman that’s because it’s a new design from the team over at Jordan Brand. The new performance model known as the Jordan Zoom Zero Gravity features a lightweight textile and synthetic leather upper making it functional as well as stylish as the same time. Tech specs include a Zoom Air unit integrated in the forefoot for additional responsive and lightweight cushioning. The colorway that we see above takes on the popular “bred” look as the shoes is dominated by black on the upper with Gym Red on the heel, the toe of the outsole, the stitching seen throughout the shoe, and the Jumpman branding on the tongue and ankle. Look for the new performance shoe from Jordan Brand to arrive at select Jordan Brand retailers very soon.

images: Kicks Store

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