The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC) recently announced the creation of the Aaron Anthony Haywood Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which was created in loving memory of Greene County resident Aaron Haywood by his parents Craig and Dawn Haywood, will provide financial assistance to a senior student graduating from Waynesburg Central High School to attend a four-year college or university with a major in an Engineering field. The $1,000 scholarship may be used for tuition or books.
Aaron Haywood, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Waynesburg Central High School, went on to study Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University. A highly motivated student, Aaron interned with CONSOL Energy during his freshman year and operated his own lawn care business. He graduated from WVU in May 2017.
According to his mother, Aaron had a love for family, friends, strangers, fast cars, golf and music. He was very well liked and had a gift for making people feel special and good about themselves. Most of all, Aaron shared a special bond with his younger brother, Dalton, who was his best friend, confidante and shoulder to lean on.
“Creating this scholarship to honor Aaron was a natural thing to do,” Dawn said. “This is one way that Aaron continues to help others, even though he is gone. It is a fitting tribute to his life.”
“This scholarship was created with monies originally raised by Aaron’s friends and classmates through a GoFundMe account,” said CFGC Board Chairman, Dr. Morris Harper. “The impact Aaron had on the lives of the people around him was clearly very special. This scholarship will ensure that his life will continue to make Greene County a better, brighter place.”
To be eligible for consideration, interested students must: (a) Be a senior student in good standing and eligible to graduate from Waynesburg Central High School; (b) have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 (GPA); (c) be accepted and plan to attend a four-year college or university; and (d) have declared a major in an Engineering field.
Scholarship applicants should review the Aaron Anthony Haywood Memorial Scholarship requirements and complete the CFGC Scholarship Application Form. The requirements and form are available in hard copy at CFGC offices and online at www.cfgcpa.org. A one-page essay detailing why the student chose Engineering and any future goals they might have should also be submitted.
To learn more about the Aaron Anthony Haywood Memorial Scholarship, or how to make a gift to the scholarship fund, contact Community Foundation by phone at 724-627-2010, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website at www.cfgcpa.org.
The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC), a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000, is the central philanthropic vehicle in Greene County for donations of various types and sizes. CFGC currently manages $4 million in assets through more than 75 different endowed and restricted funds.