2019 Nick Blakely Scholarship Winner Announced
Smiling Hearts Awards $500 College Scholarship to Georgia Student

Lawrenceville, GA – Smiling Hearts: The Nick Blakely Foundation is proud to announce the recipient of the Nick Blakely Scholarship for 2019. The Nick Blakely Scholarship provides an annual scholarship for qualified high school seniors pursuing an academic degree in higher education.

A $500 scholarship was awarded to Kaleb Chester of Grayson, GA to assist in his first year of college studies. Kaleb will attend college this fall. "We are thankful to be able to award this scholarship for the second year in a row; especially to such a deserving young man,” says Ryan Brown, President of Smiling Hearts.

Through this program, Smiling Hearts has now provided scholarships to six students, since the program started in 2018. Our scholars have a compelling desire to pursue higher education and are committed to leaving a positive impact on their communities, and making a difference in the world through their professions, charitable contributions, social and environmental causes, commitment to faith, etc. For more information visit

About Smiling Hearts: The Nick Blakely Foundation 
At Smiling Hearts: The Nick Blakely Foundation, our vision is to turn every potential tragedy of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) into a story of survival. We believe this is possible by advancing overall awareness to young athletes, parents, and coaches, providing youth with access to preventative heart screenings and life-saving automated external defibrillators, implementing training standards and safety protocols in athletic associations and educational institutions, and advocating for the establishment of legislation supporting SCA standardized requirements. Learn more about Smiling Hearts and get involved by visiting us, Twitter @NickBlakelyFDN, or