Thursday, November 6, 2008

Where else can you receive a college scholarship grant?

This is one good example of a scholarship opportunity source. Look around for memorial scholarships as well.

Benefit honors life of Monroe grad, helps others go to college
By Rick McCrabb
Saturday, November 01, 2008

The day after Donna Stoutenborough's son, Justin Brittain, passed away on March 3, 1997, she began her crusade to keep his name — and his generosity — alive.

A lot of parents react this way, but most of their missions don't last this long.

On Thursday, Nov. 6, Stoutenborough and her team of volunteers will hold another live auction and the proceeds will benefit the Justin Brittain Memorial Scholarship Foundation, which presents college scholarships to area high school seniors.

At every charity event — whether it's the annual golf tournament, bowl-a-thon, garage sale or live auction — Stoutenborough uses the opportunity to brag of her son, a 1989 Lemon-Monroe High School graduate and outstanding distance runner.

"Justin was such a giving person," Stoutenborough said of her son. "The more I talk about him, the more I realize the impact he had on people."

When her son, one of their 25-year-old twins died, Stoutenborough and Justin's father, Stephen Brittain, requested memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Justin's legacy was planted that day.

"We wanted something good to come of his death," his mother said. "I didn't know what else to do."

So she went to work. Eleven years later, the mission remains.


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