2018 Grace Foley Scholarship Recipient:

Valentina Tamayo

Grace Foley Scholarship

School Year 2021-2022

Application Due:  April 15, 2022

Announcements:  May 1, 2022


Thank you for applying to the distinguished Grace Foley Scholarship. 


The Avalon Park Foundation is a 501c3 organization dedicated to encourage friends and neighbors to take part in positively influencing our community through service.  This Scholarship is dedicated to Mary Grace Foley who was a student at Timber Creek High School.


Ø  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.     

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

Ø  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:  info@avalonparkfoundation.org


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.


Review Committee Guide:

1.  Scoring

·       Application – instructions were followed and submitted before deadline.

·       Essay is written with a maximum of 500 words.

·       Essay is well written and provides insight to their volunteer service and leadership, and how they stand out in the Timber Creek High School student body.

·       Provides how their service to the community sets them apart from their peers