NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Awarded for his academic, athletic and leadership accomplishments, Vanderbilt defensive lineman Cameron Robinson is one of 21 male student-athletes who has received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
“My goal has always been to make a lasting impact that transforms and elevates the athletic community to a level of achievement that bears witness to the innovation and resilience of the human spirit in every aspect of society,” Robinson said. “I am humbled and grateful to be receiving this scholarship because it serves as a testament to what happens when we are driven to make a difference and invest in our vision for change.”
An SEC Academic Honor Roll selection in 2020, Robinson has distinguished himself in academic achievement, service and leadership. He will receive a $10,000 scholarship to be used for postgraduate study. Robinson plans to pursue his master’s degree at Vanderbilt this fall.
Robinson was a four-year member of the Commodore football program. The Mobile, Alabama, native was impactful both on and off the field.
He helped make a difference to many Vanderbilt students during the fall of 2020 with his voting day initiative. He teamed up with Taiya Shelby, Elijah McAllister and Olivia Simmons to organize a voter registration drive Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Robinson, a co-creator of the Vanderbilt Black Student Athlete Group and acting vice president of the group, has been involved in a number of Commodore community service ventures. He is a Be an Anchor and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative. He has also been involved with a number of Vanderbilt camps, including the Fisk Summer Camp and Camp Vandy.
In the greater Nashville community, Robinson has helped with local school holiday parties and field day events and volunteered at the East Park Community Center, Buena Vista Child Care and trick-or-treat events with Vanderbilt Greek life and other student-athletes.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage graduate education by rewarding the Association’s most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports.
The NCAA awards up to 126 postgraduate scholarships annually. The scholarships are presented to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
The one-time non-renewable scholarships of $10,000 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter and spring). Each sports season there are 21 scholarships available for men and 21 scholarships available for women for use in an accredited graduate program.