Fighting Asthma – UCCS Student wins Merck Award

Fighting Asthma – UCCS Student wins Merck Award Scholarship

UCCS freshman, David Lightfoot, has used his struggle with asthma to make a difference in the lives of others.

Lightfoot is one of ten scholarship recipients, explained, Gentry Lassiter, Elderman on behalf of Merck, to earn the “Will to Win” award.

The scholarship is given to outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in both school and in their daily lives while handling setbacks caused by asthma. Most recently, Lightfoot founded a nonprofit organization for underprivileged children around the world. In high school, Lightfoot pushed through personal difficulties with asthma to propose and then organize a soccer camp for the children of Honduras.