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History and Purpose of the Taylor's Gift Scholarship

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

31

Aug

2012

heartSince 2011, Taylor's Gift Foundation has annually awarded graduating seniors a scholarship for their continued studies at a four year university or college.

We have given 2 scholarships each year, one to a student of Coppell High School and another to a student from New Tech High School.

How the Scholarship Began

Taylor Storch attended Coppell Middle School East as an 8th grader. After she died, her family wanted to plant a tree in her honor at the school's student garden. This garden was started as a 7th grade project in which Taylor and others help design.

An "in lieu of flowers" account was available for the community to donate funds and there was an outpouring in support and honor.

The Storch family founded Taylor's Gift Foundation and dedicated these funds to two specific projects: maintaining Taylor's Garden as a public use facility and beginning the Taylor's Gift Scholarship.

The Mission and Purpose

This scholarship is awarded to the applicant that best fits the theme of "How I Have Made a Positive Impact in the Lives of Others and In My World". It is this giving spirit that embodies the phrase "Outlive Yourself".

Other scholarships focus on athletics and academic achievements, where the Taylor's Gift Scholarship seeks to highlight those students that are truly making a positive impact in their world. We have an independent scholarship committee that reviews all applications and determines each year's winners.

Our goal is to bring this scholarship to selected schools across the US that believe in this giving spirit and will help us honor those students that truly are making the world a better place. Please read more here on how you can help.

Current scholarship winners:

2012

  • Maggie Gross - New Tech High School (Texas Christian University)
  • Alexis Meyer - Coppell High School (Texas State University)

2011

  • Nicole Bartley - New Tech High School (Texas A&M University)
  • Amanda Olson - Coppell High School (University of Texas)

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