Renaissance Academy Student-Athlete Scholarship

Renaissance Academy Student Athlete Scholarship in Memory of Alyssa Alhadeff


This scholarship is intended to acknowledge the graduating senior students who have demonstrated the values of academic challenge and athletic honor while being a model to others in their high school community.

**Donation to this Scholarship is Open to the Community**

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Scholarship Background

Along with a world class education, Renaissance Academy provides students with the opportunity to excel as athletes of good character.Alyssa Alhadeff

This Scholarship is created in Honor of Alyssa Alhadeff, a victim to the Parkland High School Shooting in February 2018. Alyssa, and her classmates had dreams and goals for their futures.

They were robbed of the opportunity to live out those dreams. While those young scholars are no longer able to pursue their academic and athletic goals, it is the hope of the RA Athletic Department, that our student-athletes will be able to carry out their goals in their honor.


This scholarship is open to any currently enrolled 12th grade Renaissance Academy student who has actively played on an athletic team at the school.

They must be a:

  • Senior in good academic standing,
  • Regarded as a leader among peers,
  • Eligible to graduate with their class during the current year
  • Exemplify the Core Values of Renaissance Academy: Wisdom, Justice, Courage, Compassion, Hope, Respect, Responsibility and, Integrity.
  • Embody the qualities of Alyssa Alhadeff; spirited and collaborative, inspiring their teammates to work together as a positive force on the field, be of exemplary moral character, a young person to whom everyone looks and someone who loves learning and seeks academic challenge.

Selection of participants

Each sports team will collectively nominate a current senior at the conclusion of each season during the school year.  The high school student body will vote among those nominated. Voting will be done electronically by blind survey, to be coordinated by the Athletic Director.

The two seniors with the greatest peer support will share the award and the scholarship.

Scholarship Amount

The scholarship amount will be based upon yearly contributions to the fund and interest earned.

Administration of the scholarship

The scholarship fund will be administered by Renaissance Academy Business Office. Each year, during each sports season the opportunity to contribute to the scholarship fund will be made available to the school and wider community. Funds received will be given to the Business Administrator or CEO by the donor to be placed into a dedicated interest-bearing account. The check to the recipient will be issued by the Business Administrator or CEO. If any additional money is contributed to this account (i.e. independent donors) in the future, it will be at the discretion of the Business Administrator or CEO to determine adjustment of award or addition of multiple recipients who may qualify. Hopefully, in future years, others will wish to contribute to this scholarship and the determination of the award will be determined by the Business Administrator or CEO.

The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the yearly commencement ceremony.  The scholarship recipient's name, short biography, and photograph will be provided to the Alhadeff family each year.

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