TRFF Grant

2019 Grant Application

Teressa Rosalind French was born in San Diego, California, to Vice Admiral William and Monika French. Teressa was a high school sophomore at Covenant Life School, formerly attending The Rock Academy, and active in basketball as well as most improved player in both softball and soccer. As a military child, she moved frequently with her family across the United States and overseas, living in nine different locations. She loved to travel, meet people, and learn about various cultures. Her tenderness and innate motivation to reach out to people allowed her to touch the hearts of all those around her. She was an inspiration and ambassador of goodwill for God. Our sweet angel accepted Christ and found salvation at the Rock Church in San Diego, CA, when she was 13 years old. Teressa had a wonderful sense of humor, bringing smiles and laughter wherever she went. She loved being around family. She could fix relationships through words; she was a peacemaker. Her gentle heart and care for young people made her a “Pied Piper” of children. They flocked to her and loved her. She leaves behind on this earth to join her in heaven her parents Bill & Monika, and her brother Tom & sister-in-law Brittney. She also leaves behind countless family and friends. Teressa Rosalind French, 16, of Washington, DC entered heaven January 24, 2014.

Purpose

  • Teressa Rosalind French Foundation desires to support individuals and youth groups that are participating in mission opportunities, religious camps, and other faith-based activities.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be currently enrolled as a student in middle-school, high-school or college, and under the age of 25.
  • Youth ministry leaders may apply for youth groups. Please specify the need for the group.

Awards

  • The Foundation’s money available each year is dependent on the fundraising outcome. We will evaluate each request and determine amounts accordingly.
  • The foundation will pay awards directly to the organization.
  • Awards will be paid in a single installment.

Instructions

  • The entries on the application form must be complete, accurate, and legible. They must be completed and submitted through this form by April 1, 2019 for early decision or by June 1, 2019 for late decision.
  • Fill in all information requested. If the answer is “none” or “not applicable,” please explain.
  • Review the form for completeness and all answers for correctness. Use this year’s current form. Do not send transcripts or copies of awards. Provide only the information requested.
  • Most of the form can be completed on this web page. Click in the fields as required and complete your information. Download, print, and attach any additional documents when required.
  • Sign the application form in all appropriate places.
  • If scholarship applicant is under 18 years of age, all forms must be signed by a parent or guardian as well as the applicant.

**There are six (6) items required for application consideration**

1. Completed Application (Part I-III)

2. Essay (Part IV)

3. A Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher, Coach, Counselor, or Church Official (Part V)

4. Signed Privacy Statement (Part VI) (Printed, Signed, and Attached)

5. School Verification Form (Part VII) (Printed, Signed, and Attached)

6. Grant Verification Form (Part VIII) (Printed, Signed, and Attached)

For any questions, please email the TRFF Scholarship Chairman at teressafrenchfoundation@gmail.com

  • PART I: APPLICANT INFORMATION

  • PART II: PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

  • PART III: GRANT REQUEST DETAILS

  • PART IV: ESSAY

  • In a separate document, please submit a typed essay (no more than 500 words). Your essay should explain how Christian education, athletics, and community service have impacted your life. Provide at least one example of a specific event or experience which helped to shape your character.
  • PART V: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

  • Include a one-page letter of recommendation from one of your high school teachers, counselors, coaches, principals, or church officials who is not a relative. Letters of recommendation should include examples of personal achievements which serve to illustrate both your character and demonstrate how you embody the spirit of the Teressa Rosalind French Foundation (TRFF) – selfless love for God, family, and community.
  • PART VI: PRIVACY STATEMENT – PRINT, SIGN, AND ATTACH

  • Click here to download and print the Privacy Statement form. Complete the required sections and sign the document. Once completed, please attach the form below.
  • PART VII: HIGH SCHOOL VERIFICATION FORM – PRINT, SIGN, AND ATTACH

  • Click here to download and print the High School Verification form. Complete the required sections and sign the document. Once completed, please attach the form below.
  • PART VIII: GRANT VERIFICATION FORM – PRINT, SIGN, AND ATTACH

  • Click here to download and print the Grant Verification form. Complete the required sections and sign the document. Once completed, please attach the form below.