Boston Gilbert graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology with a Concentration in Sports Management and a Minor in Sport Performance Leadership in December 2019. He then graduated with a Master of Arts in Leadership at Dallas Baptist University in May 2021. Boston is now the owner-operator of protein supplement company, Honeybeard.
Boston’s father, Major Troy Gilbert, was killed in action while flying an F-16 on a combat mission to support a Delta Force Special Operations Unit. Boston, an avid soccer player, is a three-time winner of the "Mustang Award" for soccer at SMU. The award, the highest soccer award given, is voted on by the other players and is given to the player who best represents what it means to be an SMU soccer player.
Boston says, “Without the help of No Greater Sacrifice my dream of attending SMU would have been almost impossible. The unique scholarship gave me a foundation to succeed academically, athletically, and socially.
"Knowing that organizations like No Greater Sacrifice exist makes me feel thankful that people go to such great lengths in investing in the families of fallen American heroes. By pouring into my life this way, NGS reminds me that my father’s memory and life are still very much a part of him fulfilling his dream for me to attend college.
"My Dad was the first person in his family to graduate from college and this scholarship substantially affected my ability to accomplish my dream and carry on my father’s legacy.
"My Dad, Major Troy Gilbert, gave his life in the defense of our nation. I will forever miss him, especially on the biggest days that I still have ahead of me, but I know that he would be proud of me and very proud of organizations like yours. I am eternally grateful for NGS.”
NGS would like to thank the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund for helping Boston’s dreams come true.