In April of 2008 Dustin Moody competed as a member of the Tuscola High School Track team in a conference meet and achieved one of his life long dreams of eclipsing the six-foot barrier in the high jump. The following week a tragic accident took his life and through his family, friends, co-workers, businesses and people who didn’t even know him a memorial scholarship has been established through the foundation. He was a senior at Tuscola High School and after graduation he was planning to attend Western Carolina University to pursue a degree in Radiology. Besides being a member of the track team, Dustin loved to snowboard, was passionate about basketball, and active in his youth group at church. In the spring of 2009 the first scholarship will be awarded to a student who will attend Western Carolina University, pursuing a degree in the medical field, involved in athletic activities, a good student and someone who needs financial assistance to attend college. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the funds available for distribution next year.
Graduating High School Senior from Tuscola High School
Preference given to a Individual who will be attending Western Carolina University, pursing a degree in the medical field
Participation in athletic activities
The Foundation will appoint a committee with representatives from the family. The committee 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 AWARDS
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.