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.”

Applications closed for 2021-22. Beginning January 2022 applications accepted for 2022-23 academic year.

Applications are accepted each year from January 1 through June 1. Applications are accepted electronically or by mail.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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 $1000 and up to $2000 for seniors 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, 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.

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 January 1 through June 1. Send to:

Hearts of Hope Scholarship


Peyton Tuthill Foundation

P.O. Box 3144

Tallahassee, FL 32315

Email: info@peytontuthilfoundation.org

References verified and scholarship recipients will be notified by mail, text or email.

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