By Kris Freeman, Sports Information Director, White House High School
What is the Mary Keith Memorial Scholarship?
The Mary Keith Memorial Scholarship fund was established in 2018 in memorial of the life of Mary Keith, a member of the 2018 graduating class at White House High School, whose story of courage and determination inspired thousands of people to “Fight Like a Girl.” Mary lost her battle on this earth in February, 2017, but her legacy lives on through the incredible memories and individuals in her community.
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Who will benefit from the scholarship fund?
The scholarship was established to benefit the following:
High school graduating seniors each spring readying to enter the collegiate academic field (one male and one female each) at each school in White House: White House High School, White House Heritage High School and Christian Community School, to be awarded in the total of six scholarships per year at $1,000 (one thousand dollars) per scholarship, for five years at six per year, and a total scholarship fund of $30,000 (thirty thousand dollars).
How will the scholarship be selected?
With the combination of the family of Mary Keith and a group of business and organizational leaders in the White House community, a set of criteria will be established in the coming weeks to determine the nomination and selection process. The scholarship will be based on a combination of academics, arts or athletics, and community service. We are blessed to have Mary’s family involved in the selection!
When will the scholarship be awarded?
In partnership with each school, the scholarship will be offered to be awarded at the school’s awards night or other event during which students are recognized for their accomplishments.
Are contributions tax deductible?
We are working on that information! For now, the schools will be partnering with Revolution Church in White House and a local bank to be announced this week as a community partner to store the fund. There are no overhead costs and fees – 100 percent of your donation goes to our students!
For the privacy and security of your donation to the scholarship fund, an accountable record for all donations will be maintained by the scholarship team and no dispersement of funds to any individual, community leader, family member or school official will be permitted at any time. PLEASE DO NOT ISSUE CASH DONATIONS TO ANY INDIVIDUAL FOR THIS FUND AT ANY TIME. ALL CHECKS AND BANK ORDERS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO: THE MARY KEITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND.