A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
The Robert Tyree Grays Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund is established in memory of Robert Tyree Grays. Robert attended L.V. Hightower High School (2014-2016), where he was a passionate and devoted student and football player. Robert was also a faithful member of Word of Restoration International Church.
Robert Grays was blessed with the opportunity to attend Midwestern State University not only to obtain a college degree, but also to play the sport that he loved and excelled in - Football. On September 19, 2017, Robert Passed away as a result of a traumatic neck injury that he suffered during his college football game.
Robert was known for his big smile, heart of gold, enthusiasm, dedication to family and friends, determination for his craft, positive attitude, and his love for God. He was an excellent mentor to others and a silent leader, who chose to lead by example through his actions.
In creating this scholarship, Robert’s loved ones want to acknowledge the commitment to continued education and athletic achievement of a student from Hightower High School and/or Word of Restoration International Church. The graduating senior earning this scholarship will be a compassionate individual who exemplifies great leadership, character, faith and integrity. This individual will also understand that his/her purpose is meant for something greater than self and have a heart for athletics, which are all characteristics that describe Robert Tyree Grays.
Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards:
$2,400 Honors Award
$1,240 General Award
$240 Book Scholarship
This scholarship is designated for graduating student-athletes who attend any Fort Bend High School or is an active graduating student-athlete member of Word of Restoration International Church.
Application opens for submissions on Friday, February 4, 2022
Application submission deadline is Sunday, May 1, 2022
PLANS FOR THE 2022 EVENT ARE STILL IN-WORK DUE TO COVID-19. IT WILL BE DETERMINED AT A LATER DATE WHETHER AN IN-PERSON OR DRIVE-THRU EVENT IS MORE FEASIBLE.
SCHOLARSHIP PACKET CHECKLIST
Students, please use this checklist to compile your application packet. All items are required. Each applicant will be judged on the neatness of the application and the quality of the answers provided. If you have any questions, please contact: Tammy Grays, via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Completed Original Essay Written by the Applicant
2 Letters of Recommendation:
1 letter must come from a coach or athletic administrator at your school
1 letter may be from a teacher, counselor or ministry leader
Current High School Transcript for the most recent semester
You may attach your resume or profile (not required)
Please construct a typed essay response, double spaced with a minimum of 240 words addressing the following topics:
Leadership ability in student and/or community service
An outline of school, community and/or church involvement
Demonstrated examples of leadership experiences that have taught you about commitment and dedication
Recognitions, awards and educational goals
All applications must be submitted no later than the application deadline date: May 1, 2022. You are encouraged to retain photocopies of all documents for your records. Incomplete essays and applications will not be considered. Proof of college enrollment is required to receive the cash award.