The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 30, 1998
Nov. 30, 1998
VOL. 28, NO. 13


Gulotta Honored As Scholar Athlete of The Week

University receives $10,000 from Burger King toward general scholarship fund

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Football player Larry Gulotta, a senior from Calumet City, Ill., was honored as Division III Burger King Scholar Athlete of the Week during halftime of the Nov. 14 game against Western Maryland at Homewood Field, when representatives of the Burger King Corp. presented a $10,000 check in Gulotta's name to the Johns Hopkins general scholarship fund.

A standout defensive lineman, who has been named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll three times, Gulotta boasts a 3.73 cumulative grade point average as a biology major and was recently accepted at the School of Medicine. Prior to his junior year, he completed an internship at the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, and last summer he was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship at Hopkins.

Gulotta is currently student director of the Johns Hopkins University Student-Athlete Mentoring Program, which sends student athletes into inner-city elementary schools to assist in the learning process. He is also the vice president of Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Society) and the president of his fraternity.

Developed to foster the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence while encouraging social awareness and community service, the Burger King College Football Scholarship Programs is the largest single corporate commitment of its kind in the United States. Johns Hopkins is one of just four schools in the nation to have a recipient of the award in each of the four years the program has existed; the university has received $55,000 toward its general scholarship fund.