Meet Nathan – Our first Character Based Scholarship Recipient of 2018

On FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH, 2018, at Platteview High School in Nebraska, Nathan Michaels received a scholarship to help him continue his education and personal goals.

A few months back, we received an email from our friends at Team Cancer America about a spirited young man who needed a bit of financial support.

Together with a few of the good people in our community, we were able to give one young man a well-deserved big surprise. Nathan Michaels received a Character Based Scholarship in front of his entire Senior Class!
Each time we select a recipient we also try to make a bit of magic happen to make the day extra special. This time around was no exception. In perfect GameChanger fashion, the scholarship was presented to Nathan by none other than YouTube Star Andrew Flair from Fishing with Flair, a rising star in the streaming world known for his skills and passion for fishing and outdoor living.
A special moment to note; Throughout his treatment, Nathans friends have shown up in force by shaving their heads to show support for the treatment he’s been going through and formed a “Band of Bald Brothers”.
When we witness this type of care and devotion to one’s friends it simply makes us proud. Way to help out in such a selfless manner for Nathan! We only wish all teens could have this type of support system who happen to be in similar situations.
“What an incredible celebration for not only Nathan but for the entire Senior Class. This class of 98 students had his back during his entire cancer journey and in his remission. Mr. Steve Joekel (Assistant Principal of Platteview High) deserves a huge thank you as well – he has been one of Nathan’s biggest advocate at the school. He did a fabulous job pulling this entire presentation together and made it a moment Nathan will NEVER forget.
Learn more about our Character Based Scholarship program by visiting our website or contacting us. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on new Character Based Scholarships, our VR camp, the Gamers Give Back Tour, and GameChanger Play Days.
Our missions thrive when the tech and gaming communities pitch in! The Character-Based Scholarship Program would not be possible if not for the support of partners like Twitch Prime community who generously donated the funds that we give out to scholarship recipients like Nathan Michaels. To learn more about our Character-Based Scholarship program, visit this page on the GameChanger Charity website!

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