The Winston Sheri Wallingford Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Winston Sheri Wallingford Memorial Endowed Scholarship was set up by her parents to remember and honor her. This $1000 scholarship is intended to support undergraduate, graduate or PHD students whose child has died. Secondary preference would be given to students who have endured the death of a sibling.

Scholarships are available to residents and most are based on financial need. Students who wish to be considered should complete the FAFSA ( by the opportunity deadline. If students aren’t able to complete the FAFSA online, they can submit a paper FAFSA to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Applications without the letter of reference will NOT be considered. Applications and a letter of reference must be uploaded to AcademicWorks by March 31, 2023.

If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please share about your experience with the death of your child or sibling and how navigating their death has impacted your life.
  2. Please write a brief personal statement (<500 words) that includes information about your academic, professional, and personal goals. Address steps you have taken, or plan to take, to accomplish these goals. Finally, please comment on how this scholarship might help you continue your education and accomplish your goals. Additionally, if you have any of the following experiences/awards, please share those with the committee: scholarly accomplishments, honors, awards, or recognition you have received; co- or extra-curricular activities, community involvement, volunteer and/or leadership experiences.
  3. Have you experienced the loss of a child?
  4. Have you experienced the loss of a sibling?
  5. Which degree will you be working toward for this next academic year?