2020 Scholarship Winner Austin Outlaw
on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
As a kid growing up, Austin Outlaw listened to his grandmother tell stories of her experience as a paramedic. “She definitely inspired me, and I loved learning about how she helped people.” While in school, he discovered a love for chemistry and biology. So, it is only natural that he heads to Michigan State University this fall to pursue a degree in medicine.
The son of Jennifer Outlaw and Roger Outlaw II and graduate of Constantine High School, Outlaw was the Vice President of the National Honor Society and served on the Student Senate. He also recently became a member of Phi Theta Kappa as a result of his success at Glen Oaks Community College where he was dual-enrolled.
Additionally, he participated in track and field and ran cross country, which sparked a passion for running and exercise. In fact, he is working towards earning a personal training certification and hopes to someday run a medical practice that will include exercise science and nutritional services in the operation.
“I can’t wait to meet new people and to live in a city,” he said when speaking about his next endeavor. “I like mental challenges and trying to figure things out. I look forward to my next chapter and learning new things. My experiences of balancing school, work and athletics along with helping out my siblings have prepared me to do well.”
As part of the scholarship application, we asked students to submit a video time capsule that they would open in 10 years. Selection for the scholarship was based on the video along with
academic performance and other achievements. Here is Austin's video: