The scholarship is in memory of Alexis Grubbs, who was a rising senior at Marietta High School when she was killed in an automobile accident in July 1998.
The scholarship is awarded to Marietta High School graduates who intend to pursue a career in some aspect of the legal field.
The criteria for the scholarship states the recipient shall be bright, compassionate, wholesome, respectful, courteous, unselfish, family-oriented and focused.
The five recipients of the 2014 Alexis Grubbs scholarship, the colleges they’ve been accepted to and a personal quote are below.
Accepted into: Lynchburg College; Arcadia University; Marymount University; and Georgia College and State University.
Quote: “I hope to work at state or federal level as an investigator. I hope to combine my love for psychology and criminal justice to aid investigations. My end goal would be to work with the FBI on high profile cases.”
Accepted into: Auburn (Honors Program); UGA (Honors Program); LSU (Honors Program); and Notre Dame (Honors Program)
Quote: “Each and every day I strive to be a better person. ... It is because of the compassion myself and my family was shown … that has truly inspired me to become more compassionate and caring … and accepting of the strife of others…”
Accepted into: Benedict College
Quote: “I want to do something that impacts someone’s life. Helping offenders build better lives is an essential part of protecting other people from becoming victims.”
Accepted into: Kennesaw State University; and Georgia College and State University
Quote: “My aunt is a guardian ad litem attorney advocate for the state of North Carolina, and I have watched her help many children over the years. She has inspired me to do the same.”
Accepted into: Kennesaw State University and Jacksonville State University
Quote: “For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be in a career where I could serve others. I joined the Army National Guard when I was 17 and still a junior in high school. I was accepted into the MPD Explorer Program. It is why I want a career in law enforcement.”