WWE has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Geraldo Gutierrez, a Full Sail student, as part of the ongoing partnership between WWE and the University. The partnership provides students at the University with the opportunity to gain real-world experience producing the WWE NXT series as Full Sail is the permanent home of NXT.
The scholarship will be applied toward Gutierrez’s studies in the Recording Arts, Bachelor of Science Degree Program. WWE Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events, Paul Levesque awarded the scholarship on behalf of WWE in a ceremony held to kick-off the latest taping of the WWE NXT series at Full Sail Live.
WWE selected Gutierrez to receive this scholarship for exhibiting exceptional professionalism, creative talent and maintaining good academic standing, while shadowing professional WWE staff and crew during the production of NXT at the University.
“This is a great moment for our students and the University,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “This scholarship is a testament to WWE’s commitment to and its belief in the importance of education in the entertainment and media industry.”
Gutierrez was grateful for this opportunity and said that it is a “tremendous honor” to have been selected for this scholarship.
“Education is a key pillar of WWE’s corporate social responsibility platform,” said Triple H. “We are proud to award the first of many scholarships to Full Sail students and thrilled to be able to continue enhancing the University’s classroom learning with this unique hands-on experience.”