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Officer Grant Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund

Officer Grant Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Information

Officer Grant Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund Application

Grant loved sports and played many, but baseball was his passion, and while in high school he became an umpire with the Maryland Diamond Umpire Association. In 2005, Grant Turner joined the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Grant passed away just five weeks before graduation.  The Officer Grant Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund was established after Officer Grant Turner passed away to honor his love of baseball. The Fund Advisors host one of the largest preseason baseball tournaments in the state.

The scholarship funds may only be used for tuition, fees and books at institutions of higher education (accredited two- or four-year public or private colleges, universities, or professional/technical/vocational schools). A one-time dispersal of $1,700 will be paid directly to the institution.
 

Proceeds from the tournament are used to provide scholarships to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:  

  • Graduating student-athlete from South River High School
  • Graduating student-athlete from Crofton High School
  • Member or Dependent of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department
  • Member or Dependent of the Maryland Diamond/Anne Arundel County Umpires Association
  • Review the application for additional qualification criteria

Submit the application form with required attachments (essay, recommendation, verification and transcript if applicable) by 11:59 p.m. on March 22, 2024 - All forms must be received by this date. 

Direct any scholarship application questions to Rosalind Calvin at the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County: 410.280.1102 x104, grants@cfaac.org.

South River High School or Crofton High School

This scholarship is to acknowledge and reward one student-athlete from South River High School or Crofton High School who selflessly gives their time, energy and support to ensure the success of his/her team.  This scholarship is not about being the star player; rather it is intended for the player with the most heart who tried as hard as he/she could to improve himself/herself and the team.  It is about perseverance and tenacity.  A scholarship will be given to a team player of any varsity or junior varsity sport for the 2024 season. The qualifications for this scholarship are as follows:

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA:
Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
- Must demonstrate his/her particular qualifications for this award, including financial need.
- Must be a graduating senior in 2024 at South River High School or Crofton High School and meet the Anne Arundel County criteria for school residency.
- Must be a member in good standing of the either a boys or girls varsity or junior varsity team at South River High School or Crofton High School.  In addition to players, team participants such as team managers and team statisticians are also eligible to apply.
- Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and personal character and prove that he/she has been a committed, supportive and selfless teammate.
- Must provide a recommendation by a member of faculty or an academic source such as a coach, or guidance counselor, teacher, etc. (cannot be related to the applicant).
- Must provide a written essay.

APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS:
1. Complete the online application. (Scholarship applicants should create an account and use their Last Name as the 'Name of Organization')
2 . Write an essay: (up to 500 words) that tells why you think you should receive this scholarship – A brief description of your encouragement/motivation of others, indicate work ethic, character, and demonstrated perseverance and tenacity on and off the athletic field. Please indicate financial need and any additional information that you think is important for the Scholarship Selection Committee to know.
3. Request and receive a recommendation from an individual unrelated to you who can speak directly to your character, team involvement, and why you are uniquely qualified to receive this award. (must be a coach, guidance counselor, teacher, etc.
4. Request a copy of your high school transcript(s) and attach it to your application where indicated.
5. Provide verification of participation on junior varsity or varsity team.

F.O.P Lodge 34 Maryland Transportation Authority Police

This scholarship is to acknowledge and reward one member of the F.O.P Lodge 34 Maryland Transportation Authority Police or a graduating high school senior dependent of a member in the lodge. The member or graduating senior should be one who selflessly gives their time, energy and support to ensure the success of their profession or their school. A scholarship will be given to a member or a dependent of a member (child or grandchild). The dependent must be a graduating senior in 2024. The qualifications for this scholarship are as follows:

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA:
- (MEMBER) Must be a member in good standing with the F.O.P. Lodge 34 Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
- (MEMBER) Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and personal character and prove that he/she has been a committed, supportive and selfless teammate.
- (MEMBER) Must demonstrate his/her particular qualifications for this award.
- (MEMBER) Must provide a written essay.
- (DEPENDANT OF MEMBER) Must be a graduating senior.
- (DEPENDANT OF MEMBER) Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
- (DEPENDANT OF MEMBER) Must be a dependent (child or grandchild) of a member of the F.O.P. Lodge 34 Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
- (DEPENDANT OF MEMBER) Must provide proof of relationship to member of  F.O.P. Lodge 34 Maryland Transportation Authority Police. (Eligibility is void without this information).
- (DEPENDANT OF MEMBER) Must provide a recommendation by a member of faculty or an academic source such as a coach, or guidance counselor, teacher, etc. (cannot be related to the applicant).

 APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS:
1. Complete the online application. (Scholarship applicants should create an account and use their Last Name as the 'Name of Organization')
2. Write an essay: (up to 500 words) that tells why you think you should receive this scholarship – A brief description of your encouragement/motivation of others, indicate work ethic, character, and demonstrated perseverance and tenacity on and off the athletic field. Please indicate any additional information that you think is important for the Scholarship Selection Committee to know.
3. Request and receive a recommendation from an individual unrelated to you who can speak directly to your character, team involvement, professional involvement and why you are uniquely qualified to receive this award. (must be a coach, colleague, guidance counselor, teacher, etc.)
4. (DEPENDANT OF MEMBER) Request a copy of your high school transcript(s) and attach it to your application where indicated.
5. Provide verification of good standing as a member of F.O.P. Lodge 34 Maryland Transportation Authority Police. (If dependent, please provide verification for member)

Maryland Diamond Umpires Association (MDUA) or Anne Arundel County Umpires Association (AAUA)

This scholarship is to acknowledge and reward one umpire in the association or a graduating high school senior dependent (child or grandchild) of an umpire in the association.  The umpire or graduating senior should be one who selflessly gives their time, energy and support to ensure the success of their profession or their school.  A scholarship will be given to an umpire or a dependent of an umpire of this association for the 2024 season. A dependent must be a graduating senior in 2024. The qualifications for this scholarship are as follows:

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA:
- (UMPIRE) Must be a member of Maryland Diamond Umpire Association / Anne Arundel Umpire Association in good standing for at least the last two years.
- (UMPIRE) Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and personal character and prove that he/she has been a committed, supportive and selfless teammate.
- (UMPIRE) Must demonstrate his/her particular qualifications for this award.
- (UMPIRE) Must provide a written essay.
- (DEPENDENT OF UMPIRE) Must be a graduating senior.
- (DEPENDENT OF UMPIRE) Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
- (DEPENDENT OF UMPIRE) Must be a dependent (child or grandchild) of an umpire with the Maryland Diamond Umpire Association / Anne Arundel Umpire Association.
- (DEPENDENT OF UMPIRE) Must provide proof of relationship to an umpire of the Maryland Diamond Umpire Association / Anne Arundel Umpire Association (Eligibility is void without this information).
- (DEPENDENT OF UMPIRE) Must provide a recommendation by a member of faculty or an academic source such as a coach, or guidance counselor, teacher, etc. (cannot be related to the applicant).

APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS:
1. Complete the online application. (Scholarship applicants should create an account and use their Last Name as the 'Name of Organization')
2. Write an essay: (up to 500 words) that tells why you think you should receive this scholarship – A brief description of your encouragement/motivation of others, indicate work ethic, character, and demonstrated perseverance and tenacity on and off the athletic field. Please indicate any additional information that you think is important for the Scholarship Selection Committee to know.
3. Request and receive a recommendation from an individual unrelated to you who can speak directly to your character, team involvement, professional involvement and why you are uniquely qualified to receive this award. (must be a coach, colleague, guidance counselor, teacher, etc.)
4. (DEPENDENT OF UMPIRE) Request a copy of your high school transcript(s) and attach it to your application where indicated.
5. Provide verification of good standing as a member of the Maryland Diamond Umpire Association / Anne Arundel Umpire Association. (If dependent, please provide verification for member)

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