Winter Park, Fla. and Stamford, Conn. – In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw, WWE today presented a $25,000 scholarship to Jason Ferrer, a Media Communications student from Full Sail University.
Ferrer was selected for exhibiting exceptional professionalism, creative talent and maintaining good academic standing while shadowing professional WWE staff and crew during the production and presentation of NXT events at Full Sail University. Since 2012, WWE has granted nearly $400,000 in scholarships to Full Sail University students, which are applied toward the recipient’s areas of study within the university.
“WWE is proud to celebrate 25 years of Monday Night Raw by honoring Jason Ferrer’s tremendous achievements both in the classroom and through his work at NXT,” said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “Full Sail University continues to build the next generation of talent, and we couldn’t be more grateful for our long-standing partnership with them.”
“It is with great pride that we congratulate our student, Jason Ferrer, on being selected to receive the $25,000 scholarship in celebration of Monday Night Raw’s 25th anniversary," said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “Jason’s dedication to his craft helped him to earn this well-deserved recognition. On behalf of the Full Sail University community, I extend our tremendous thanks to WWE and congratulate them on celebrating 25 years of Raw!”
WWE will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw this Monday, Jan. 22, on USA Network at 8/7 C, emanating live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Manhattan Center in New York City. The event will feature the entire roster of current WWE Superstars, as well as WWE Legends from the past 25 years. Raw is the longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history, and each week, it is rated one of the most socially active shows and continues to be a “must-stop” for celebrities to reach WWE’s TV audience. Raw has also helped launch the careers of pop culture icons, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Triple H, John Cena and The Bella Twins.