The “Fly High Award” was established in 2007 in memory of our daughter, sister and friend, Katelyn Joy Derstine to maintain her legacy while recognizing and rewarding aspiring young females who possess similar traits as Katelyn. Since the inception of the Katelyn Joy Derstine Scholarship Fund, Inc. in 2007, we have awarded 36 high school students the “Fly High Award in Sarasota County with distributions of over $44,000 in scholarships. The “Fly High Award” is a well-established and prestigious scholarship worth a minimum of $1,000 to a designated number of recipients annually.
ESSAY TOPIC (s) 2013
What has been the most impactful volunteer effort in which you have participated in Sarasota ?
What motivated you to apply for the "Fly High Award" and how does it differ from other scholarship opportunities?
Describe what it means to you to be a mentor and share in what capacity you served.