WHY WE HELP
The purpose is to help young homicide survivors rebuild their lives shattered by violence. We continue Peyton's legacy of reaching out to help others who need help to reclaim their lives and to provide HOPE in the face of life's greatest adversity: losing family to a senseless act of violence. Our goal is to award as many scholarships as financially possible to help survivors rebuild their lives and achieve their dreams. To quote Peyton's world view "We should leave the world a better place."
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
Applications are being accepted until June 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications are accepted electronically or by mail.
Children who have lost a parent or sibling to homicide are eligible to apply. For eligibility, applicants must be at least 17 years old, and no more than 25. Applicants must either have completed one year of grief counseling or be in counseling through a counseling center, hospice, grief support group, faith-based program, or other recognized services.
WHAT DOES THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDE?
Annual scholarships in the amount of up to $1000 per academic year payable to the college, university, or accredited vocational program provided the student remains in good academic and social standing at the school. College Juniors and Seniors may receive more pending the availability of funds. Recipients are eligible to receive a scholarship for 4 years to complete a bachelor degree and 2 years for an associate degree or vocational certificate.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applicants must complete the application form and submit a one to two-page essay about the impact of crime on their life, how counseling has helped them in the grief process , and why the scholarship is important to them.
PLEASE INCLUDE CELL NUMBER AND EMAIL ON APPLICATION. ENTER ONLY THE LAST 4 DIGITS OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
Applications may be submitted by mail or email through the website.
Click on the link below to download the application.
WHEN DO I APPLY AND WHERE DO I SEND THE APPLICATION?
Applications are accepted beginning December 1 through June 1. Send to:
Hearts of Hope Scholarship
Peyton Tuthill Foundation
P.O. Box 3144
Tallahassee, FL 32315
References verified and scholarship recipients will be notified by mail, text or email.