Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children former patient, Taylor Fuquay, of Marshall, Texas, has been selected as a first-time scholarship recipient of the Legacy Scholarship Program. Taylor attended Jefferson High School and will use her award to pursue higher education at Texas A&M University. Whoop!
On Friday, May 19, 2017, Legacy Scholarship board members, as well as patient families and friends, will gather at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas to honor the 22 first-time Legacy Scholarship recipients during an awards ceremony and luncheon. In addition to the first-time recipients, 19 former Legacy Scholarship recipients, who graduate this year from colleges and universities across the country, will be honored for their achievements in a graduation ceremony.
“We’re proud of the determination and excellence these young people have demonstrated throughout high school, and we’re happy to contribute to the continuation of their education with a Legacy Scholarship award,” said Gladys Kolenovsky, president of the Legacy Scholarship Program. “The Legacy Scholarship Program fully invests in its scholarship recipients. Beyond awarding the scholarships, we stay connected with our Legacy Scholars and mentor them throughout their continuing education process. Our Legacy Scholars are uniquely successful at attaining their education goals. In fact, they have a 95 percent graduation rate.”
Since the Legacy Scholarship Program was established in 1986, it has awarded more than $3.7 million in scholarships to more than 2,400 former Scottish Rite Hospital patients. This year, 109 scholars, including the 22 first-time recipients, will receive more than $250,000 in scholarships from the program.
The Legacy Scholarship Program is an independent nonprofit organization responsible for its own governance and fundraising. The program, which benefits former Scottish Rite Hospital patients, provides scholarships for education and training beyond high school. Legacy Scholarships offer assistance for essentials such as tuition, books, room and board, and specialized individual needs. In addition, the scholarship program creates an informal network…
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