Carly Faye Foundation Academic Scholarship
The Purpose of the Carly Faye Foundation Scholarship is to provide a scholarship to a graduating senior from Catholic Central High School who intends to pursue a course of study at a university or college and demonstrate hard work and dedication to academia that was characteristic of Carly Delong.
Carly Faye Delong was born on February 4, 2002, and from an early age began setting huge goals for herself and then set down a path of hard work and dedication to achieve those goals. No matter the obstacles that were placed in front of her she pushed through with her eyes set firmly on her goals. She dreamed of becoming a pediatric oncologist and planned on attending Stanford University. Academics were a priority but she was not short on enjoying life and being involved in activities outside of academics as well. Carly was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia on New Years Eve 2016 and passed away from complications of her chemotherapy on September 23 2017 at the age of 15. Through her treatments, she continued her schooling from home as she refused to get behind. She continued to be a part of her volleyball team and attended as many practices and events as she could. She never once believed that she would not be here today. She continued to keep her eyes on her goals and fought an even harder battle to achieve them. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Our Mission at the Carly Faye Foundation is to continue the legacy of Carly Faye Delong through scholarships in education and athletics. We will also continue Carly’s vision of an in-hospital program to provide a “beauty” day for girls battling cancer. We hope to continue to inspire others to dream big, work hard, and never forget that Carly showed us that some mountains were made to be moved!
Scholarship Criteria and Eligibility
- Applicant must attend Catholic Central High School.
- Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award.
- Applicant must have at least a 3.0 grade point average.
- Applicant must submit a 1-page essay. ( see below)
- Applicant must submit 2 letters of recommendation from non-family member
Applicant must submit the following items:
- Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from a choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individuals with significant knowledge of the applicant’s experience and involvement.
- An official and recent high school transcript with cumulative grade point average and a class standing/rank.