Posted on April 16, 2015
Oak Ridge Senior Class President Revel Lubin is the inaugural recipient of The Elevation Scholarship, a 4-year scholarship providing tuition assistance and college admissions assistance for rising high school seniors attending Orange County’s Title 1 Schools.
After Revel completed the first year of the Scholarship program, we are thrilled to report that he experienced great success in what was one of the most competitive admission cycles many of the nation’s top colleges and universities have ever experienced.
This spring, Revel was accepted to the University of Florida, Morehouse College and Wake Forest University. We are delighted that these elite schools recognized the talents and achievements of one of Orange County’s finest student leaders.
The Elevation Scholars Program was established in 2014 by The Elevation Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity in Florida that is principally involved in international development and social enterprise throughout Haiti, Africa and France along with college scholarships in Orange County, Florida. The Elevation Foundation serves as the key philanthropic vehicle for Elevation Financial Group, LLC, a real estate investment company involved in the acquisition, revitalization, development and management of affordable apartment communities.
The purpose of the program is to help fund the development of the next generation of leaders arising out of financially and educationally disadvantaged communities. The program is designed to empower these leaders by providing financial assistance towards a 4-year college education in addition to providing 4 summer enrichment programs around the topics of College Admissions, College Preparation, Public Service and Transformative Capitalism.
Revel Lubin is illustrative of our belief that talent is distributed across the economic spectrum and that with grit, hard work and intellectual curiosity, anything is possible. Orphaned at age 11, Revel’s journey to becoming the person who is described as “the heartbeat of Oak Ridge High School” is humbling and inspiring. Click here to read a profile of Revel by the Orlando Sentinel.