With the generous support of our family, friends and the softball community, we have been able to establish the McKenzie Travis Educational Foundation and through that a scholarship fund in loving memory of our daughter/sister, McKenzie. McKenzie was killed in a car accident January 22, 2006, at nineteen years old and is missed every day. This scholarship fund enables us to keep McKenzie's memory alive in a way that has great meaning for our family while promoting education and athletics.
Through June 2014, the foundation has awarded 156 scholarships for a total of $380,000. Twenty $3,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2015.
We have appointed an independent scholarship selection committee comprised of education and athletic professionals as well as non-family members that knew McKenzie well.
While academic achievement is extremely important, selection will also be heavily weighted on community service and essay (or video) quality.
Thank you for your interest in the McKenzie Travis Educational Foundation.
John and Jody Travis,