Over One Million Dollars… That’s Pretty Far!

Every year the Foundation searches the great Tri-State high schools for deserving students to receive our two scholarships. Both the Straight “A” Scholarship and Scholarship Fund began in 2003, and still continue to reward students today.

The Straight “A” Program rewards any high school students who display the six straight “A”s the Foundation looks for. These include pursuing Academic excellence, Athletic achievement, an Active role in the community, possessing a strong Ambition, having a winning Attitude, and being able to overcome Adversity.

The 2013 Straight "A" Scholarship winners: Shannon Chambers, from Aiken High School (left), and Rachel Hall, from Saint Ursula Academy (right).

The 2013 Straight “A” Scholarship winners: Shannon Chambers, from Aiken High School (left), and Rachel Hall, from Saint Ursula Academy (right).

Students must be nominated by a teacher, principal, counselor, coach, parent, or anyone who sees all of these wonderful qualities in that student! Only seniors are eligible for scholarship money, but every single nominee is recognized.

Just to give you an idea about how impactful this scholarship has been, over the past 11 years, the Straight “A” Scholarship has rewarded 198 students with a total of $462,000!

The AMF Scholarship Fund is for students who overcome adversity, excel academically, and fulfill a leadership role, with a large emphasis on the financial need. Unlike Straight “A,” Scholarship Fund is an application that students fill out themselves. So students, feel free to brag about how great you are! They must print it off and mail it into the office. This scholarship has eligibility restrictions such as financial need and attending a local Tri-State college or university. A full list of requirements can be found here.

Over the past 11 years, the Scholarship Fund has rewarded 35 students with an astounding total of $700,000!

Brandon Prayer’s acceptance speech gave us all a good laugh. To see the other 5 winners’ speeches, click here!

In case you don’t want to do the math… that is a grand total of $1,162,000! The Foundation has given over one million dollars to Tri-State students since it began, and why? Because these students deserve it, and you do too! This money is invaluable and can help Tri-State students achieve their dreams, so make sure you apply or nominate today!

Nominate a student for the Straight “A” Scholarship here! The deadline is February 21st!

Find out restrictions and apply for Scholarship Fund here! The deadline is April 30th!

Victoria Sabato

Straight “A” Intern