THE SON, HUSBAND, FATHER, BROTHER, UNCLE AND FRIEND
I would venture to say there is nothing more amazing and encouraging than knowing that someone, specifically a spouse of 26 years, loves us unconditionally. But what happens when death takes that someone out of our lives? We need only recall a promise from God's word - the hope of eternal life.
The day that I met Leroy changed the trajectory of my life. I would not be standing where I stand every day, had Leroy not chosen to love me unconditionally. He was my unconditional support, my friend, and my team-mate. I found parts of my soul reflected in his, and I am an immeasurably better person because of him.
Leroy taught me and our children never to be comfortable in complacency or cynicism, but rather stand for something and let our voices be heard. As I watched Leroy struggle with his serious health issues, I was inspired to see how he confronted the reality of his morality with humility, grace, and dignity.
I marveled at his amazing love for his family, friends and marginalized and at-risk youth. He spent countless hours tutoring youth in mathematics and computer programming - encouraging them to use education as a vehicle to attain upward social mobility. Leroy loved without concern for himself and made life better for all those he came in contact with.
The Leroy Ainsworth Campbell Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 by his family to recognize two graduating high school students pursuing post-secondary education.
His passion for teaching and mentoring touched the lives of many youth. To carry forward his passions and memory, this scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to post-secondary bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an express interest in social justice issues, and will demonstrate an interest in community service. Consideration will also be given to students that are on an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Each scholarship will be a minimum of $1,000 annually. Scholarships will be awarded an annual basis and distributed in equal payments in September and January. Students must continue to attend classes and maintain no lower than a 3.0 grade-point average (or equivalent) during this time, or the January payment may be withheld.
1. Candidate must be a graduating
senior from high school.
2. Candidate must have been
accepted in a post-secondary
3. Candidate must complete the
4. Candidate must submit a transcript
5. Candidate must submit three
references for review.
6. Candidate may be required to
interview with a representative of
the scholarship fund committee.
The Scholarship Fund Committee
1. Pastor Frankie Lazarus
2. Donna Thompson
3. Jamal-Leroy A. Campbell
2017 - 2018 Scholarship Recipients
1. Moriah Kennedy, Burman University, Lacome, Alberta
2. Zabrina Kerr, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario
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