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2018 Grace Foley Scholarship Recipient:

Valentina Tamayo

Grace Foley Scholarship

School Year 2023-2024

Application Due:  April 19, 2024
Announcements:  May, 2024

Thank you for applying to the distinguished Grace Foley Scholarship.  

The Avalon Park Foundation is a 501c3 organization, inspiring positive community engagement through collaborative services and events.  This Scholarship is dedicated to Mary Grace Foley who was a student at Timber Creek High School.

  • The Grace Foley Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for graduating seniors from Timber Creek High School (TCHS) who excel in community service and exhibit leadership skills that sets you apart.     

  • Included is criteria for this application; Scholarship Eligibility, Essay Guidelines, Application Submission Guidelines, and the Review Committee Guide. 

  • In your essay, describe your volunteer experience and examples of how you stand out among your peers  


​Scholarship Eligibility and Essay Guidelines:

•    Student must attend, within one year, a College or University. 
•    Applicants must have intent at pursuing an undergraduate degree on a full-time basis. 
•    Scholarship is non-renewable. 
•    Student must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. 
•    Student must live in East Orange County.
•    Student must be registered at Timber Creek High School. 
•    Student must graduate Timber Creek High School by the end of the school year. 
•    Submit two (2) letters of recommendation:
1.    TC Instructor or Administrator.
2.    Volunteer experience related to your application.
•    Awards are selected in May of the designated academic school year. 
•    Applicants must submit a typed essay with a maximum of 500 words.
•    Applications that fail to meet the requirements or are incomplete will not be reviewed. 
•    Scholarship winners may be asked to provide additional information. 
•    Emails will be sent to all students who submit a complete application letting them know if they have or have not been selected for an award. 
•    Awards will be notified prior to Senior Graduation from Timber Creek High School. 
•    Awards will be mailed to the designated school (College or University) of choice under the Award Winner’s name and applied to applicable account. 
•    Up to $5,000 will be awarded to the selected winners.  Amount awarded subject to qualifications and eligibility.   
•    Must be willing to be photographed and sign a waiver for media relations. 


Application Submission Guide:

A. Submit to:

B. Email Subject: 
1. “Your Name” - CBSA 

C. Email information:  
1. Legal first and last name 
2. Address: 
3. GPA 
4. Expected graduation year from Timber Creek High School 
5. Name of your expected College/University 
6. Parent/Guardian name 
7. Parent/Guardian phone number 
8. Timber Creek High School Instructor / Administrator name as an academic and community activities reference 
9. Timber Creek High School Instructor / Administrator contact number 
10. Timber Creek High School Instructor / Administrator email 

D.  Essay (Attachment to email) 
•    Word Document – 500 words maximum. 
•    The essay title must include your legal name.

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