2020 Kenzee Jean Memorial Scholarship Details

Kenzee Jean Wheeler was a vibrant, loving 4 year old girl whose life was tragically cut short in a motor vehicle accident on November 15, 2012. She was not buckled into her car seat which was still in the trunk of the car. A memorial scholarship has been set up to honor her and to raise awareness of safety of children in motor vehicles.

Kenzee attended the Universal Pre-K at Windsor.  She was a bright light that touched the lives of everyone she met.  Full of adventurous spirit, she grabbed each day with gusto.  In memory of her generous heart a scholarship has been established to benefit college-bound students.

Applicants will submit a creative project, such as, but not limited to:  a poem, rap, song, poster, painting, or video that uses Kenzee’s slogan or a message relating to the slogan which raises awareness of motor vehicle safety issues involving children in the hopes of preventing future tragedies.  We are stressing the proper use of car seats every time and being fully aware of passengers and those around the car. (Our awareness is not about texting nor drunken driving nor leaving infants in the car). We are looking for quality projects that will be on display to the public. We reserve the right to use all submitted entries to raise public awareness, giving the creator credit. The projects will not be returned. The submissions must be entirely original and cannot in any way infringe on copyright laws.

SLOGAN:  Kenzee says be SAFE
(Secure everyone, be Aware of passengers and surroundings, Fix potential problems, Engage in safe driving practices).

OBJECT: The object of the Kenzee Jean Wheeler Memorial Scholarship is making the public more aware of child safety around motor vehicle and to financially assist a deserving young person(s) in acquiring a higher education.

AWARDS: A minimum of one $1000 scholarship will be awarded.
Note: Since Kenzee’s death, we have given out a total of $30,750 to seniors throughout Broome County. The number of awards and amounts depend on money raised and quality of applicants’ projects.

1) The applicant must be a graduating high school senior who will be continuing on with post high school education at an accredited college or university or technical school.  
2) The applicant must be a US citizen attending school in Broome County.

1) Complete the attached application.
2) A signed transcript from the student’s high school counselor. Please include the most-up-to-              date senior year grades.
3) Resume or list of activities to include high school awards and honors, high school activities, and community activities while in high school.
4) Letter of recommendation from a current teacher.
5) Creative Project as described above and this will not be returned. These will be displayed and viewed by the public physically and/or electronically.
HINTS:  For display purposes, poems should be mounted on poster board.
Posters should be poster size for displaying at a meeting, etc.
For a song, it really helps to have the words flash on the screen.
6) You are welcome to attach supporting diagrams, graph paper, etc showing how you created the project.
7) If submitting a video or song, it must be on a flash drive, not a DVD nor CD, and in one of the following formats:  MP4, AVI, MPEG, MOV, or WMV.
8) The applicant understands and gives permission to the scholarship committee to use the project to raise awareness of child safety around motor vehicles as it sees fit.
9) Submit all materials to Iva Jean Tennant as listed below.

Please do not bend or fold any posters, contact me to arrange pick up.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2020

Iva Jean Tennant
9 Cresson Hill Road
Windsor, NY 13865
[email protected]

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