After brainstorming ways to give back to the community, the GHS class of 2003 decided to establish the Scholarship Fund in honor of their 20th year class reunion.
“We’ve all been thinking about how we can do something,” Cristy Williams, event organizer and Class of 2003 alumni, said in an interview with WYDaily. “So I said, ‘Let’s have a golf tournament.'”
Eligible students had until mid-March to apply for the scholarship. Applications will be fully reviewed by the Gloucester Director of School Counseling, Matt Lord, and a recipient of the grant will be decided in the first week of May.
“He was actually my senior guidance counselor when I was in high school,” Williams said. “He just helped me through so much and I just wanted to be able to give someone else the same guidance. I trust his leadership. He has advised me for so many years and I have faith that he will select a student from a stack of applications.”
There was only one criterion for applicants for the scholarship: that the applicant wanted to continue their education.
“Right now there isn’t a dollar amount because we want to raise as much as possible,” Williams said. “Once we figure out the check, we’re going to go to their high school and they’re going to have a big scholarship ceremony there.”
The scholarship holder is introduced at the golf tournament.
The tournament accepts donations and is open to the public. Golfers can find more information about the tournament online on the event page.