The Taylor Schutz Memorial Scholarship, administered by the Elk County Community Foundation, is one of the newest scholarships available to a SMAHS graduating Lady Dutch Basketball player. Rebecca Krieg was awarded the first Taylor Schutz Memorial Scholarship with the amount of $250.00. Rebecca, daughter of Dan and Cheryl Krieg, will attend Temple University to study pre-law in the fall.
Taylor Schutz was an all-around athlete, and true to each sport she played. Two sports that Taylor was most devoted to were volleyball and basketball. She was a “stand out” in these sports not just because of her ability, but due to her humble personality and positive attitude. Taylor had a sincere love of the game, and it meant more to her to be a part of a team than to receive any type of individual recognition. She modeled sportsmanship and fair play in competition. Taylor inspired those who were fortunate enough to know her either on or off the court. Taylor’s young life was cut short last summer due to a tragic accident.
“This scholarship was created by the Lady Dutch Basketball Boosters in honor of Taylor Schutz because of her impact to the basketball program,” said Arlene Anderson, president of the Lady Dutch Basketball Boosters. Earlier this spring they held a Donkey basketball tournament to initially fund the scholarship. Their goal is to continue to grow the fund to make this and ongoing perpetual scholarship that will recognize a Lady Dutch Basketball player and honor Taylor. Individuals can contribute to the fund through the Elk County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 934, Saint Marys, PA 15857 or visit www.elkcountyfoundation.com.
The Elk County Community Foundation currently administers 55 scholarship funds and 40 agency and donor advised funds. If you are interested in establishing a fund please contact the Elk County Community Foundation at 814-834-2125.
Pictured in the center is Rebecca Krieg with Taylors Family.
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Jessica Schutz, Rebecca Krieg and Bob Schutz in front Ashlynn Schutz