The Rose Crawford Memorial Scholarship
History of the Scholarship
In 1993, Rose Crawford was an integral component of a well-run association, serving as the MLS trainer. Rose always went above and beyond in all her duties. Rose's son, Josh Stoner, was a high school athlete and scholar, with a single mother struggling to make ends meet. Although they were both excited about the idea of college for Josh, they deemed it out of reach.
The GDWCAR Members rallied and with lobbying efforts from some very determined GDWCAR members Josh was accepted to Centenary. Everything he needed for dorm life was given by the membership. Bake sales and auctions were organized and held at association meetings. When a plea for funds for room and board went out at the beginning of each semester, cash poured in.
Tragedy struck. Rose died unexpectedly, and Josh was left without his mom and biggest supporter. He was a junior at Centenary, team trainer and outstanding student.
Our association came together to form The Rose Crawford Memorial Scholarship Fund and with the support of Centenary coaches, administration and GDWCAR, Josh Stoner earned his degree.
Scholarship funds are raised annually through our members' luncheon.
When are applications available?
Applications are released in January.