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 child’s 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, a Scholarship Committee, Aubrey’s grandparent, 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 $1000 for their next year of school.
Here is the breakdown of how many scholarships have been given out 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|
|35 Scholarships for 2016||380 Scholarships to date|
|35 Scholarships for 2017||415 Scholarships to date|
|35 Scholarships for 2018||450 Scholarships to date|
|35 Scholarships for 2019||485 Scholarships to date|
|35 Scholarships for 2021||520 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 an 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 kindheart. A scholarship reception is held each year to honor the students.
To see scholarship reception information and scholarship winners and their essays, CLICK HERE.
ARF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - DUE JANUARY 28, 2022
In Aubrey’s three short years of life, she had affected quite a few people with her will to live and her beautiful smile. We would like for you to tell us how you have affected people around you in your life at your grade school and/or at home.
Around thirty-five students will be chosen from their written work and given a $500.00 scholarship to the private high school of your choice in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana area. These scholarships will be based on how you have made a difference in the lives of people around you.
Please complete the scholarship form below. Please make sure to use proper capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
All fields marked with an * are required fields. If fields are not filled in, the application is incomplete and will not qualify for this scholarship.
At the top of your essay document that you will attach below, please make sure you have it formatted with your name first, then a hyphen (-), and then your grade school you are attending, and then another hyphen (-), and add your high school that you would like to attend. Please do not put this information in a header format.
Please use Arial Font, Size 12, and BOLD and CENTER this heading for ease in identifying your specific essay. If you have multiple pages, please make sure to have this information on every page along with page 2 of 2 or however many pages your essay is. Below is an example of what your heading on your essay page should look like:
Nancy Hollenkamp – Our Lady of Victory – Seton High School
Nancy Hollenkamp – Our Lady of Victory – Seton High School, page 2 of 2
For your essay, please use Arial Font, Size 12, but do not bold nor center.
YOUR ESSAY MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WORD DOCUMENT FORMAT.
Do not submit PDF, Zip, or Google Doc files. If your essay is NOT in a Word Document Format,your application will not be accepted!
Use the following format for naming your Word Document file. Either .doc or .docx is acceptable.
ARFS-Year-Last Name-First Name.doc
For example: ARFS-2022-Hollenkamp-Nancy.doc
The scholarship application deadline is Friday, January 28, 2022, at 11:59 PM.
HOPEFULLY, YOU GET THE IDEA – YOU WILL BE HELPING US HELP SICK KIDS!
If you choose to participate in this Challenge, here are some incentives that you
|2nd place fundraiser||…$500 towards your tuition|
|3rd place fundraiser||…$250 towards your tuition|
|Anyone who turned in at least 5 envelopes will go into a drawing for||…$250 towards your tuition|
All 75 envelopes, filled or unfilled, need to be returned by August 30, 2019, at 5:00 pm.
Do you know one of the Challenge Your Heart participants? Do you want to help them meet their goal? If so, just CLICK HERE and you can donate online to their fund.
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