The Taylor’s Gift Scholarship presented by Nike North America Merchandising

This year, the Taylor’s Gift Scholarships will be funded and presented by employees of Nike North America Merchandising. Nike’s commitment to provide inspiration and innovation to every athlete now extends to encouraging an “Outlive Yourself” spirit among graduating high school seniors!

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2015 Scholarship Applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest! Please check back for more info on our 2016 Scholarship. #outliveyourself


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 and by describing why organ donation is important.

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

 2014 Scholarship Winners

Stay tuned for updates from our Scholarship winners on the ‘Outlive Yourself’ blog!

2014 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Winner Leslie Allen Brackett High School Baylor University Outlive Yourself

Leslie Allen


Brackett HS – Brackettville, Texas


Baylor University

“Taylor’s Gift has touched my life in such a personal, beautiful way, and I am incredibly honored to have received the Taylor’s Gift Scholarship. The Foundation helped me find hope in tragedy, and now to share that hope with others is a true blessing. I am so thankful to be affiliated with Taylor’s Gift, and all that God is doing in and through them.”

2014 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Winner Austin Fuerst New Tech High @ Coppell Dallas Baptist University Outlive Yourself

Austin Fuerst


NTH@C – Coppell, Texas


Dallas Baptist University

“Receiving this scholarship was a huge blessing for me. It will help me further my education and my future. Not only that, but more importantly, my grandfather’s life was saved through organ donation, and that is something that I will always be grateful for. Taylor’s Gift has had an immense impact on my life, and the lives of countless others. It’s amazing that I will be a part of this legacy, and that I will be able to help transform lives, and outlive myself. “

2014 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Winner Amber Omar Coppell High School University of Texas at Austin Outlive Yourself

Ambar Omar


Coppell HS – Coppell, Texas


The University of Texas at Austin

“I’m so incredibly grateful to have earned the Taylor’s gift scholarship. Taylor’s Gift has had a huge impact on our town, school, and especially the class of 2014 and I am honored that I was chosen to be affiliated with such an amazing cause.”

2014 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Winner Dylan Woodbury St. Mary's High School Baylor University Outlive Yourself

Dylan Woodbury


St. Mary’s HS – Stockton, California


Baylor University

“The Taylor’s Gift scholarship is the most meaningful scholarship I could have received. This organization exemplifies how we can help others and glorify God even in the most tragic situations. As a result, the Taylor’s Gift Foundation has brought hope to families around the country and been a blessing to people such as myself.”

2013 Scholarship Winners

Read more from our previous scholarship recipients on the ‘Outlive Yourself’ blog!

Madison Coleman

Madison Coleman


Graduated: Coppell High School – Coppell, Texas

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.” 


Read her blog post!

Hannah Goralski 2013 Scholarship Naperville North

Hannah Goralski

  Graduated: Naperville North High School – Naperville, Illinois 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.”   Read her blog post!

Zoe Krey 2013 Scholarship Metea Valley Naperville

Zoe Krey


Graduated: Metea Valley High School - Naperville, Illinois

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.   Read her blog post!

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

Kaitlyn McClew


Graduated: New Tech High @ Coppell – Coppell, Texas

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.”


Read her blog post!


Virgina Ginny Randall 2013 Scholarship Neuqua Valley Naperville

Virginia “Ginny” Randall


Graduated: Neuqua Valley High School - Naperville, Illinois

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.”


Read her blog post!


Maddie Roy

Madelynn “Maddie” Roy

Graduated: Naperville Central High School - Naperville, Illinois

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.”

Cambrea VanKammen 2013 Scholarship Waubonsie Valley Naperville

Cambrea VanKammen


Graduated: Waubonsie Valley High School - Naperville, Illinois

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.”


Read her blog post!


2011 and 2012 Scholarship Winners

Maggie Gross (2012)

Graduated: New Tech High School Attending: Texas Christian University

Alexis Meyer (2012)

Graduated: Coppell High School Attending: Texas State University

Nicole Bartley (2011)

Graduated: New Tech High School

Attending: Texas A&M University

Amanda Olson (2011)

Graduated: Coppell High School Attending: University of Texas at Austin