Sarah Stone, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School, was awarded the Marcus Swim and Dive Team Booster Club Kyle Tilley Memorial Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring.
“When I remember getting this scholarship, I feel grateful and proud,” Stone said. “I feel grateful because NYU’s tuition, like many schools, is incredibly expensive so every little bit I can get helps! Also, I feel proud because I come from a town that awards so much money to ambitious students so that they can pursue studying.”
Stone now attends New York University’s Stern School of Business and was recruited to swim for NYU’s varsity swim team “Now, most of my activities revolve around training for swimming,” she said. “But I am also pursuing a few internships in Manhattan over the summer, and of course studying very hard!” All that when she’s not busy being featured on the front cover of Washington Square News, NYU’s newspaper.
She appreciates the financial relief the LEF scholarship provides. “Thanks to this money, NYU is a bit less of a financial commitment for my family, so that I will be able to get through college debt free. This means I don’t have to do a work study program, or get a job in college, so I can concentrate more time on studying and committing (many) hours to training for swimming.”
LEF works with local booster clubs and PTAs to administer scholarships, and is home to endowed scholarships designed to honor the memory or legacy of those who play a role in student success in LISD.
LEF is proud of Stone’s success thus far and is honored to be a small part of it! LEF will have a similar role in LISD’s 2016 graduates’ future. Scholarship applications are currently under review.
Applicants will be notified via email in April as to the status of their application. Those selected will be invited to participate in LEF’s annual Awards Night on May 9, at Lewisville High School’s Stuver Auditorium, where benefactors will be on hand to present awards.
Interested in creating a scholarship to honor or memorialize someone whose legacy is tied to education in LISD? Contact LEF Programs Coordinator Sherah Robinson for more information. We’re here to help!