The Taylor’s Gift Scholarship

In 2011, Taylor’s Gift Foundation began awarding scholarships to graduating seniors who are attending a four year college or university.

This scholarship is awarded to the applicant that best fits the theme of “How I Have Made a Positive Impact in the Lives of Others and In My World“.  It is this giving spirit that embodies our phrase, “Outlive Yourself“.

Where other scholarships focus on athletics and academic achievements, the Taylor’s Gift Scholarship seeks to highlight those students that are truly making a positive impact in their world.

Click here to learn more about the history of our scholarships.


2013 Scholarship Winners

Madison Coleman

Madison Coleman

Graduated: Coppell HS

Attending: Texas A&M University

“This scholarship meant so much to me because it showed me I really was having an impact on those around me, which is my ultimate goal in life.” 

Virgina Ginny Randall 2013 Scholarship Neuqua Valley Naperville

Virginia “Ginny” Randall

Graduated: Neuqua Valley HS

Attending: Vanderbilt University

“This scholarship is important to me because of my personal relationship to organ donation, as my father donated his organs in his passing almost 5 years ago. I am proud to have won this scholarship, because I feel that it demonstrates how my father will always live on, both through the organs with which he gave life to other people, and through my efforts to carry on his memory.”

Hannah Goralski 2013 Scholarship Naperville North

Hannah Goralski

Graduated: Naperville North HS

Attending: Loyola University Chicago

“Being the sister of an organ donor and the daughter of a recipient, this scholarship is important to me because the work Taylor’s Gift does is beyond inspirational. Since receiving this scholarship, I’ve felt a piece of Taylor with me reminding me that anything is possible with God and it challenges me to outlive myself.”


Maddie Roy

Madelynn “Maddie” Roy

Graduated: Naperville Central HS

Attending: University of Alabama

“I can’t even put into words how much this scholarship means to me. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to become a part of this scholarship. The story behind it is absolutely breath taking and I couldn’t have asked for anything else.”

Zoe Krey 2013 Scholarship Metea Valley Naperville

Zoe Krey

Graduated: Metea Valley HS

Attending: DePaul University

“This scholarship was very important to me because I realize just how selfless the act of organ donation is. I think it’s so inspiring and amazing how families can help others in need when faced with tragedy. Acts like organ donation demonstrate the positive impact that we all can have on each other.

Cambrea VanKammen 2013 Scholarship Waubonsie Valley Naperville

Cambrea VanKammen

Graduated: Waubonsie Valley HS

Attending: Brigham Young University-Idaho

“This scholarship is so important to me because it is giving me a better chance to further my education so I can positively participate in society and enrich other’s lives.”

Kaitlyn McClew 2013 Scholarship New Tech @ Coppell (NT@C)

Kaitlyn McClew

Graduated: New Tech @ Coppell

Attending: Texas A&M University

“The Taylor’s Gift organization has not only done wonderful work around the nation, but it has always been so loved and supported in our community. It has been incredible to watch it grow over these past years and I am honored to be affiliated with this cause and receive this scholarship.”

Previous Scholarship Winners


  • Maggie Gross – New Tech High School (Texas Christian University)
  • Alexis Meyer – Coppell High School (Texas State University)


  • Nicole Bartley – New Tech High School (Texas A&M University)
  • Amanda Olson – Coppell High School (University of Texas)