Major: Sociology

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

For Tyshaun Pollard ’21, a first-generation college student from Harrisburg, PA, the scholarships he received transformed his life while also helping him realize his lifelong dream of playing collegiate football.

“From a young age, with the love of football I had, I always told my parents that I was going to be able to go to college without them having to pay for me,” says Tyshaun.

Thanks to the scholarship he received, Tyshuan fulfilled that promise to his parents and has been a proud Husky since 2018.

He began his BU career as a Health Sciences Major, but halfway through his sophomore year, he changed course and switched his major to Sociology, and completed his degree in December 2021.

“I started in Health Sciences because I wanted to serve the community, but after thinking about it and becoming more involved with athletics, I became interested in the idea of a career in athletic operations,” says Tyshaun. “It felt like this would be a better situation for me to put my best foot forward going to work each day.”

Now Tyshaun is enrolled in BU’s MBA program in the Zeigler College of Business with aspirations to become a collegiate athletic director. His ultimate goal is to give back by supporting student-athletes like himself and helping them along their own paths to success.

He’s also excited to play his final season with the Huskies as a grad student with one year of eligibility left.

“The opportunity to be a student-athlete who has a scholarship that helped me out – that’s a huge blessing,” Tyshaun says. “There are more people like me who could really benefit from someone reaching out to give them a scholarship, and it inspires me to want to help other people when the time comes.”

To learn more about how scholarships made a difference for Tyshaun, check out this video from his sophomore year at BU: