TRFF Scholarship

2019 Scholarship 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.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a full-time 9th-12th grade student at a private Christian school during the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The applicant must be an established student athlete at their school.
  • Academic Requirements: Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Awards

  • 2 scholarships will be awarded to both Covenant Life School, Gaithersburg and Rock Academy, San Diego.
  • Other Christian schools will be considered dependent on funds raised.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of school, community, and church involvement.
  • The foundation will pay awards directly to the school that the scholarship recipient is attending.
  • 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.
  • 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 five (5) 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)

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

  • PART I: APPLICANT INFORMATION

  • PART II: PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

  • PART III: HONORS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Honors: Briefly list any academic distinctions or honors you have received since entering the 9th grade, including school, church, and community. Please select the checkboxes for each grade you participated in the activity or organization listed.
  • Extracurricular: Briefly list your extra-curricular activities (clubs, performing arts, athletics, church, civic, etc.). Include specific events and/or major accomplishments such as musical instrument played, varsity letters earned, etc. Begin with any leadership positions that you have held.
  • Service/Volunteer Experience: Briefly list your involvement in church and community organizations
  • 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.