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CCS Education Foundation introducing new scholarship to honor the legacy of Trojans

The Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation recently announced the creation of a new scholarship to honor the memory of  Trojan students and staff who have passed away, celebrating their enduring impact on the community.

This new scholarship will not only commemorate those who passed away, but a one-time award will be named in memory of each current student or staff member who passed away that year, ensuring that their memory is forever intertwined with the essence of the school community.

“Our foundation is dedicated to commemorating the lives we may lose through the Trojan Memorial Scholarship as a special way to honor their legacy,” said Executive Director of the CCS Education Foundation Kristen Gill. “The Foundation Board is committed to creating and sustaining this meaningful tribute, emphasizing our dedication to preserving the spirit of our Trojan family members.”

This scholarship will be made available to all graduating seniors at Carrollton High School through an application process. Recipients are selected by the CCS Education Foundation Scholarship committee and will use the following criteria:

  • The student must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • The scholarship can be used for any post-secondary institution education
  • The student must be in good academic, disciplinary, and attendance standing. 
  • Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or community member. 
  • Student must provide a minimum of one page (maximum of two pages) essay on the following question:

“What impact do you want to create with your life, and what specific actions and decisions will you make to shape and steer your life towards achieving that lasting legacy?”

  • Recipients of the Trojan Memorial Scholarship will be chosen through a rigorous and fair selection process that considers their academic achievements, character, community involvement, and commitment to upholding the standard of excellence. 

“We are grateful to the foundation for creating this scholarship opportunity for our students,” said CCS Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus. “This is a way for us to honor all Trojans who are no longer with us by celebrating their life and preserving their memory in our school community. Their scholarships will be a lasting reminder of the influence they had on their peers and all who knew them.”

The Trojan Memorial Scholarship stands as a symbol of remembrance, resilience, and hope. It ensures that the names and contributions of those who have passed away are never forgotten, continuing to inspire generations to come. Celebrating their lives and perpetuating their legacy, contributions from parents, alumni, faculty, community members, and friends of the school district are welcomed to sustain and expand the impact of this scholarship. Generosity will help continue to support and honor the memory of esteemed Trojan family members.

To learn more, visit https://www.carrolltoncityschools.net/community/foundation

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Cali Steed, a Carrollton native, is a skilled communicator and passionate storyteller dedicated to making a meaningful impact through her words. After graduating from Jacksonville State University in 2016 with a degree in Communications and a focus in Public Relations, Cali found her calling in blending creativity with strategic communication. As the Communications Coordinator at Carrollton City Schools, Cali orchestrates narratives and currates content that showcase the achievements and stories within the school district. Outside of work, Cali enjoys traveling, attending concerts, spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.