The Scott M Holland Memorial Scholarship
The reunion committee suggests the Class of 1970 continue giving forward and impacting the future of Elyria Catholic by donating to the endowment fund for the "Scott M Memorial Scholarship"
Scott M Holland, son of classmate Randy Holland and his wife Jeanne graduated from Elyria Catholic in 2002 and from Bowling Green State University in 2006. Scott was an extremely involved student while at Elyria Catholic. He received varsity letters in golf and hockey, was involved in peer ministry and other school service organizations. Scott was passionate about all he did in life. Scott always dreamed of becoming a pilot and did so upon graduating from Bowling Green State University. Scott became a pilot for Air America Advertising in Toledo. As part of hisi job, he towed aerial banners over various venues. On July 11th 2006, he was flying to the Major League Baseball All-Star game in Pittsburg when he encountered mechanical problems and attempted an emergency landing. The wing of his plane clipped a high tension wire and Scott did not survive. Scott always lived life to the fullest, pursued his passions and extended kindness to everyone, be it stranger, friend or family. The family established the scholarship to assist a deserving Elyria Catholic student in achieving their own passions and promoting kindness by keeping Scott's spirit alive. It is a high honor to be the EC student awarded this scholarship.
The scholarship is available to current juniors to aid in senior year tuition payment and fees. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must have a passion in life while showing kindness to others
Be involved in at least one sport and/or extra-curricular activity
Provide an essay explaing their personal passion and how they have made a difference in someone's life through their acts of kindness.
Please consider a donation even if not planning to attend a 50th reunion event. Please make a check out to the "Elyria Catholic Endowment Fund" with the memo "Scott M Holland Memorial Scholarship"/Class of 1970
Mail to or contact:Michelle Hoffman
Director of Advancement
Elyria Catholic High School
725 Gulf Road
Elyria Ohio 44035
Thank you for considering this tax deductible donation and again demonstrating the generosity of the Class of 1970.
In remembrance of Scott M Holland Class of 2002...Pilot and Keeper of the Stars