The Jessica Redfield Scholarship Fund and the San Antonio Area Foundation have announced that the foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the inaugural Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship. Applications must be submitted for consideration by Friday March 1, 2013. Prospective recipients may apply at www.saafdn.org/Scholarships2013.
“To date, with the assistance of people from around the globe, we have raised nearly $90,000 for the scholarship fund,” said Jordan Ghawi, Jessica’s brother. “We know this scholarship will allow her dreams to live on through others who live life as vibrantly as she did.”
The prospective recipient must:
- Be a female
- Study for a career in journalism with preference for sport journalism or broadcasting
- Be attending school full-time
- Have at least a 2.5 GPA
- Student must be entering their junior or senior year of college
“Jessica was passionate about life, people, sports and catching her dreams of working in the field of sports journalism,” said Sandy Phillips, Jessica’s mother. “We look forward to sharing her hopes and dreams with a young woman who is passionately seeking great dreams of her own.”To learn more about the scholarship fund or to donate, visit www.saafdn.org/JRGScholarship.
At a glance:
- The Jessica Redfield Scholarship Fund and the San Antonio Area Foundation are currently accepting applications for the inaugural Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship
- The scholarship application deadline is Fri., March 1, 2013
- Fund was established in memory of Jessica Ghawi, one of the victims of the Aurora, CO shootings
About the Jessica Ghawi Scholarship Fund:
The Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship Fund was created to provide scholarships for aspiring sports journalists in honor of the life and dreams of Jessica Ghawi. Jessica’s life was taken far too soon in the Aurora, CO shootings on July 20, 2012. This official fund was set up by her brother, Jordan Ghawi, and her mother, Sandy Phillips. The Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship Fund will endow scholarships to help send up-and-coming sports talent to reach their dreams through the field of sports journalism. The fund is managed by the San Antonio Area Foundation.
For more information, visit www.saafdn.org/JRGscholarship. Stay updated with the foundation on Facebook and Twitter.
About the San Antonio Area Scholarship Fund:
The San Antonio Area Foundation, established in 1964, is San Antonio’s community foundation, which makes grants from funds established by individuals, families, businesses or other entities to support charitable causes in our community. The Area Foundation manages more than $220 million in assets and has distributed more than $200 million for scholarships and grants to educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide services that enhance the quality of life for people living in and around San Antonio. For more information, visit www.saafdn.org.