The Betancourt Scholarship Fund
Empowering the leaders of tomorrow through the pursuit of a college degree
Jacob was born and raised in Orlando, FL, and attended Colonial High School, during which he joined the prestigious Cambridge program.
As a Freshman, he joined various clubs, such as the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Coding Club, Art Club, Bowling, and Chess Club. Jacob demonstrated tenacity by being highly involved, while also holding part-time jobs throughout his High School years.
Jacob scored in the 99.95% for the SAT and graduated in the top 10% of his class out of 800+ students.
Jacob is now a first-generation college student, enrolled at The University of Florida and plans to major in Engineering. He hopes to use his learnings in the coming years to advance his hobbies and build a meaningful career that will have an impact on himself and others. He is also considering an opportunity to commission into the Armed Services following the completion of his college degree.