We believe that humanity begins in children and their realization of how valuable their actions, words, or even a smile can be toward individual growth and to the everyday well being of the people surrounding them. In memory of Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp, we follow through our mission of carrying out the positive impact she had made on so many people by helping children and families who have also made a positive impact on the people around them.
Since 2001, we have organized a children’s educational scholarship program in honor of Aubrey Rose. Aubrey made such a difference in many people’s lives within her three short years here on this earth. To honor her and her achievements, we base our scholarships on a childs’ kindness and willingness to give back to our community. Our scholarships are for those students who have a compassionate heart unlike other scholarships that are based on academics or athletic ability.
How do you become a recipient of an Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Scholarship? Scholarship applicants submit an essay and are judged by a panel consisting of the student’s school staff members, Aubrey’s Grandparents, George and Nancy Frondorf, Aubrey’s parents, Jerry and Nancy Hollenkamp and Aubrey’s sister and brother, Carly and Spencer.
In 2007, we decided to reward those scholarship recipients and their families with the “Above and Beyond” Award which signifies those that have stayed connected with us and continually help us out after their freshman year of school. We’re very honored to have some shining stars amongst our scholarship families and we wanted to reward them with a $1000 for their next year of school.
Here is the breakdown of how many scholarships have been given out to date:
|2 Scholarships for 2001||2 Scholarships to date|
|5 Scholarships for 2002||7 Scholarships to date|
|9 Scholarships for 2003||16 Scholarships to date|
|10 Scholarships for 2004||26 Scholarships to date|
|18 Scholarships for 2005||44 Scholarships to date|
|25 Scholarships for 2006||69 Scholarships to date|
|26 + 1 Above and Beyond for 2007||96 Scholarships to date|
|27 + 1 Above and Beyond for 2008||124 Scholarships to date|
|29 + 1 Above and Beyond for 2009||154 Scholarships to date|
|34 + 2 Above and Beyond for 2010||190 Scholarships to date|
|36 + 2 Above and Beyond for 2011||228 Scholarships to date|
|31 + 1 Above and Beyond for 2012||260 Scholarships to date|
|13 + 2 Above and Beyond for 2013||275 Scholarships to date|
|35 + 1 Above and Beyond for 2014||311 Scholarships to date|
|34 Scholarships for 2015||345 Scholarships to date|
The scholarships are given out to the students at their graduation or their awards ceremonies where the parents are invited. This is extremely important piece of our scholarship presentation so that the parents are surprised along with the scholarship recipient to hear their name being recognized for them having a kind-heart. A scholarship reception is held each year to honor the students.
To see scholarship reception information and scholarship winners and their essays, CLICK HERE.
To apply for the Aubrey Rose Foundation Scholarship, complete the application form.