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Jeremy Lin Scholar ATHLETE GRANT


The Jeremy Lin Scholar Athlete Grant was established in 2016 by the Jeremy Lin Foundation and Team Esface Basketball. The scholarship's primary purpose is to provide financial support to Team Esface Basketball players who participate in basketball activities and seek to further their education after their high school graduation. Extra consideration is given to students with demonstrated financial need. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please review the information under the Requirements section.


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about jeremy lin:

When Palo Alto native Jeremy Lin entered the NBA, critics called him too slow. They said he wasn’t strong enough. The critiqued the difficulty of the competition he played against in college. They questioned his jump shooting. They knew he had character. They trusted his IQ. But according to the major critics, he wasn’t ready.

While Jeremy waited for the opportunity to prove himself, he continued to work relentlessly on his basketball skills.  He attacked his body with incredible tenacity. He added a consistent mid-range and long-range jump shot.  His passing and vision shot through the roof. He shored up his ability to finish at the rim. Five years later, Jeremy Lin is an NBA Point Guard and a dynamic offensive and defensive threat.  Jeremy Lin’s success is the result of both a God-given opportunity and his relentless pursuit of skill development.

Compelled by His relationship with Jesus, Jeremy Lin founded the Jeremy Lin Foundation to love and serve children and youth, by providing hope, empowerment and leadership development. Because Jeremy believes God first loved us, we have the capability and opportunity to love others through our actions and giving of our resources (1 John 3:16-18).

about team esface basketball:

Team Esface is a skill development organization. We specialize in taking any athletes where they are and maximizing their potential through a targeted focus of improving their mind body and skill.

application process:


  • Candidates must be in the 4th - 8th grade and be passionate about basketball

  • Candidates must be committed to attending college after high school

  • All candidates must achieve 3.0 grade point average at the time of the application submission. They must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above in order to keep the scholarship.

  • Candidates must be willing to donate at least 40 hours of community service annually to the EPA community.

  • Household income level based on size of family (information provided on financial aid application). 

  • Candidates must be committed to Team Esface programming for all 4 seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)



  • Candidates will submit an application along with a 500 word essay which will explain their personal goals and how Team Esface will help them achieve their goals.

    • Candidate Bio: Who you are and where you are from?

    • Long term personal goals: What are your long term goals

    • How participating in Team Esface will help you achieve your goals.

  • All application submissions must be received by August 30th, 2017