Champion Scholarship

The Down Syndrome Association of Middle TN (DSAMT) is proud to announce the Champion Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has been a champion for individuals with Down syndrome in Middle TN. In order to be considered for this scholarship, nomination application will need to be completed and must include a description of what ways this individual has included, supported, or been a champion for individuals with Down syndrome in the Middle TN area. Student must be in good standing in their high school and A Letter of Good Standing from the student’s high school administration must be submitted in order to receive award. This letter must indicate that the student has a positive record in reference to discipline, attendance, and academics.
All submissions will be reviewed by DSAMT staff and the board of directors. A winner will be notified by October 15, 2023. One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 paid to the college the student chooses. Recipient will be announced at DSAMT's annual Down syndrome awareness event and walk.
Online applications must be received by October 7 each year.

Winner must be willing to attend the awards ceremony for DSAMT's annual Down syndrome awareness event and walk

2022 Champion Scholarship Winner: Reilly Cate Ferguson
Here are some words from Reilly Cate's Nomination: Reilly Cate has walked alongside individuals with Down syndrome for many years. Since sixth grade, Reilly Cate has consistently volunteered at Gigi's Playhouse, and in eighth grade she was awarded the Volunteer of the Year at their annual gala. Reilly Cate also volunteers at Church of the City's "City Friends", where she helps children with Down syndrome. At the beginning of her junior year of high school, Reilly Cate started a nonprofit, The Trium Tribe, where she has blessed over 150 families throughout the United States. Perhaps the sweetest way Reilly Cate is a Down Syndrome champion is the way she lights up when telling stories of her friends with Down syndrome. Reilly Cate has educated countless high schoolers that a Down syndrome diagnosis is something to be celebrated, and that teenagers with Down syndrome have the same hopes of attending college, falling in love, and living independently. Reilly Care currently plans to earn a doctorate in Developmental Psychology and wants to use her degree within the Down syndrome community.
2021 Champion Scholarship Winner: Albert James (AJ) Crowder /Bobby Bobcat
2020 Champion Scholarship Winner: Kaiya Stamps
2019 Champion Scholarship Winner: William Monaghan
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