Grant Avery Doerr, Running Back from Seattle Lutheran High School won a $500 award from the National Football Foundation as finalist in their annual scholarship awards.
Grant Avery Doerr, Seattle Lutheran HS running back honored by National Football Foundation
By Greg McCorkle
The Seattle/King County Chapter of the National Football Foundation is one of more than 113 chapters throughout the country that honors student athletes. Grant Avery Doerr, Running Back from Seattle Lutheran High School was a finalist in this year’s scholarship awards.
The foundation promotes amateur football at all levels, recognizing teams, coaches, officials, administrators and young men who excel both as players and students. The Seattle chapter represents 64 high school football programs throughout King and Kitsap Counties in Washington State.
Each year, the Seattle Chapter of the National Football Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping young athletes, awards scholarships to local Scholar-Athletes.
The process begins when athletes are nominated by their coaches. Each school is represented by two seniors: one back and one lineman.
A selection committee consisting of former coaches, players and administrators perform the difficult task of narrowing the list down to four backs and four linemen. At our Awards Banquet, one back and one lineman receive a Scholar-Athlete Scholarship of $2000. Each of the remaining six finalists will receive a scholarship of $500.
Grant described what it felt like to be in such illustrious company.
“It’s unbelievable, I’m surrounded by all of these prestigious young men who are great at athletics and academics, It’s surreal I guess”.
Doerr plans to attend either, UC Davis, University of Washington, or Gonzaga to pursue a degree in Engineering or Business and aspires to “walk on” to one of those programs football teams.
In the off season Grant will continue his community service work and will do summer work outs to be prepared for whatever college football program he chooses.
Grant did not win the $2000 scholarship but the $500 as a finalist will help him to attend whichever school he finally chooses.