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Bradford Eason, knew that John Carroll was the school for him after seeing the campus. As a senior Exercise Science major, Entrepreneurship minor, and football player, he hopes to become a personal trainer and a gym owner, all while establishing his own brand. Physical health has always been an important aspect to Eason and he wants to help others realize the positive impact that exercise can bring to their life.

Eason chose to stay close to home with JCU. The transition from a public high school to a private Jesuit university was challenging for him, especially when it came to figuring out the Jesuit model for education. It was challenging for Eason to balance both school work and the football sport he loved as well. Eason being an introvert tended to hide amongst people that looked like him, but by attending a predominantly White institution (PWI), that has not been the case. Eason, is thankful that John Carroll has forced him to no longer hide and is what he needed in order to show him a new reality.

Eason a recipient of the John Huntington Fund for Education Scholarship, values the financial support he has received towards his education. The Huntington Fund for Education supports John Carroll STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) students. To date this scholarship has provided assistance for approx. 3,000 current and former students. Eason contributes his scholarships for many of his successes at John Carroll. Scholarships have helped pay for necessary textbooks and online programs for Entrepreneurship classes, they allow for him to dedicate his attention toward school and worry less about working to pay the cost of tuition. He believes that with the less pressure of financial worries he was able to thrive as a student and participate in various groups such as the Blacks Students in Action (BSA).

Eason is also part of the Arrupe Scholars Program which serves as a learning opportunity, helping to create leaders for social action. The program has opened his eyes to leading inequalities and taught Eason how he could serve as a better advocate for justice in various communities. He believes it’s important to know and understand the history of social justice issues in order to lead by example. Eason believes we can be better prepared for the future and start to resolve these issues over time if we all lead by example.