Family and friends established a memorial scholarship through the Foundation to honor and remember David Sherrill, who tragically lost his life in March of 2006. David was a student at Tuscola High School and was an avid baseball player who touched the lives of many people through his church, school, community and his family. In January of 2007 through donations from many businesses, individuals, Haywood County Schools and an annual golf tournament a baseball-training center was built and dedicated in his memory. In addition to the baseball-training center an endowed memorial scholarship was established to award students at Tuscola High School who exhibit the same traits he lived every day of his life; hard work, over-achieving and love of his family, church and friends. The amount awarded each year will be determined by money available from the golf tournament and return on investment from the endowed scholarship.
Graduating High School Senior from Tuscola High School
Individual who has a strong work ethic and who is willing to go the extra mile to improve his skills but more important to help others be successful.
Participation in athletic activities
Exceptional ability and involvement in community service
SELECTION PROCESS & AWARDS
The family of David Sherrill will appoint a committee to review the applications and will make a recommendation for the recipient of the scholarship. The selection process shall consist of a review and evaluation of the scholarship application and possibly a personal interview. The Board of Directors of the Foundation will make the final decision on the recipient of this scholarship. The Board’s decision shall be final. The Haywood County Schools Foundation, Inc., a tax-exempt charitable foundation, will administer the scholarship fund.
Payment of scholarship awards will be made at the beginning of the school year or at the beginning of each semester. The student cannot receive FULL scholarship from any other source in order to receive the scholarship. The Haywood County Schools Foundation reserves the right to revoke the scholarship if the guidelines are not met. Checks will be made payable to the school for student’s account and will be forwarded to the financial aid office.