This is a picture of the Lauren Alston Memorial Scholarship plaque that hangs in the round room of honor in the SFA Alumni Association’s office on campus. It is a beautiful bronze plaque, it looks so much better in person and you are welcome to view it at your leisure.
After Lauren’s sudden, unexpected death we had asked in lieu of flowers to please make a donation that would be used to fund scholarships to SFA and LHS. Family, friends and Lauren’s co-workers, she worked part-time, were so generous in their giving that we were able to quickly endow a memorial scholarship at SFA. An endowed scholarship works by giving a certain amount of money and it draws interest each year. The interest is what is given away and the principle is never touched therefore it is an ever lasting tribute to an individual. Lauren died on March 7th, 2010 and less than two months later enough money was raised to endow her scholarship. Her Dad, brother Taylor and I went to SFA on what would have been her 22nd birthday, May 18th, and officially gave the money to the SFA Alumni Association. We could not have thought of a better way to celebrate her birthday. We have been so moved and humbled by people’s generosity and love for our daughter. Thank you for continuing her legacy of helping others.