We at Hands of Grace / Rae Of Light have decided to honor the memory and lifetime achievements of Madison Rae Torres by offering an honorary annual scholarship in her name.
The application process opens on June 15, 2020
Hands of Grace / Rae of Light - Scholarship To Honor Madison Rae Torres And Raise Mental Health Awareness and Provides Financial Assistance to New Jersey Students
Boonton, New Jersey May 3, 2018,1018 / 24-7 Press Release/ -- Rae of Light has partnered with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Madison's Rae of Hope to introduce Rae Of Light’s Scholarship For Madison's Rae of Hope for the joint mission of providing financial assistance to deserving students attending postsecondary school in the state of New Jersey as well as increasing awareness for suicide prevention.
Rae of Light, being a subsidiary of Hands of Grace has been created for the purpose of honoring the memory and lifetime achievements of Madison Rae Torres is a new scholarship that will be awarded to a student who is accepted to or enrolled in an accredited New Jersey university, college, or technical school for the 2018-2019 school year. This scholarship is facilitated and funded by Eddie Davis, president of Hands of Grace and Rae of Light.
Rae of Light - Scholarship for Madison's Rae of Hope will be awarded to an eligible student who is attending post-secondary school in the state of New Jersey for the
2018-2019 school year. The scholarship funds will be awarded directly to the student, allowing the recipient to put the money towards a variety of educational expenses, including tuition, housing, and books.
In a joint statement, Jeff and Jerri Torres, Madison's parents and founders of Madison's Rae of Hope, explained, "Madison's Rae of Hope is a tribute in loving memory of Madison who suffered a fatal depression from bullying which ultimately lead to her suicide on October 20, 2015. It is our desire to provide education, resources, and awareness on these topics to end the stigma and assist in suicide prevention."
Eddie Davis, skipper & President of Hands of Grace, became close with the Torres family when he and his team learned of the loss of their daughter Madison to the tragedy that takes the life of far too many of our youth, bullying and far too often suicide.
Eddie Davis and Rae of Light stand with the Torres family in saying. 'No more.' The Torres family took on the job of bringing awareness of the types of bullying, and how devastating they can be. Hands of Grace / Rae of Light is proud to help achieve this goal."
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have or maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; be currently accepted to or enrolled in an accredited New Jersey university, college, or technical school for the 2018-2019 school year; and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Eligible students must write an essay (that is no less than 500 words and no more than 1000 words in length) that conveys the importance of increasing awareness of suicide prevention and mental health. Note: If quotes or statistical data are utilized in your essay then you must include the sources of this information. Your source page should not be included in your word count.
There will be two scholarships awarded in the amount of $500.00 each.
The $500 scholarships will be awarded in January 2021.
The release of this statement was issued to coincide with International Anti-Bullying Day, which occurs this year on May 4, 2018. Bullying affects children all over the world, and it is one of the top reasons of suicide among students and children. Since 2012, Anti-Bullying Day has been observed as a special day to take a stand against bullying across 25 countries and counting.
About - Rae Of Light
Hands of Grace is a global charity event designed to support the medical needs of children who cannot afford the necessary medical needs. The hospitals supported include Shriner’s Hospital For Children and Texas Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Hands of Grace supports maintaining music education in schools and extra-curricular music programs designed to provide an educational and motivating musical experience for needy children. Rae of Light is a new branch of the campaign sparked by the tragic loss of Madison Rae Torres, with a focus on keeping her memory and spirit alive through promoting love, kindness, tolerance, anti-bullying at the school level. In addition, Rae of Light will have a particular focus on awareness, education, and prevention of suicide among teens. In addition to these educational programs, Eddie Davis- Rae Of Light has committed to a 10-year scholarship program as described above to honor the memory and lifetime achievements of an incredibly kind young woman who touched the lives of so many in such a positive way. Rae of Light has committed to providing this scholarship for a period of 10 years, and will likely extend the scholarship beyond that.
About Madison's Rae of Hope
Madison's Rae of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in New Jersey that was founded by the parents of Madison Rae Torres, a young teen who took her own life on October 20, 2015. Madison's parents created the organization to provide an online resource for coping skills and suicide prevention.
Hands of Grace / Rae of Light- Scholarship For Madison’s Rae of Hope
HANDS OF GRACE / RAE OF LIGHT- SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION - 2019-2020
About - Madison’s Rae of Light
Rae of Light , being a subsidiary of Hands of Grace has been created for the purpose of honoring the memory and lifetime achievements of Madison Rae Torres. Rae of Light has decided to partner with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Madison’s Rae of Hope to increase awareness for suicide prevention. Madison’s Rae of Hope was founded by the parents of Madison Rae Torres, a kind and beautiful young lady who took her own life on October 20, 2015. Madison’s parents created the organization to provide an online resource for coping skills and suicide prevention with the goal of helping any individual who is experiencing pain as well as supporting those who love them.
The mission of the Rae of Light- New Jersey Scholars Program is to provide financial assistance to deserving students attending post secondary school in the state of New Jersey The program was developed with the goal of directly assisting individuals within our community who are working towards achieving their career goals. By partnering with Madison’s Rae of Hope, our mission going forward includes raising awareness for bullying, mental health and suicide prevention.
Scholarship Details & Eligibility
• Deadline: November 30, 2020 11:59pm CT
• Award Amount: $500 / Number of Scholarships -2
• Applicants must:
• Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident , and a legal resident of the state of New Jersey
• Be currently accepted to or enrolled in an accredited New Jersey university, college, or technical school.
• Have or maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Applicants may NOT be of direct relation (children, grandchildren, sibling, parent or grandparent) of employees, former employees, or owners of Hands of Grace - Rae of Light, or its sponsors.
Note that scholarship funds will be paid directly to the student to maximize the students’ award and allow them to distribute it as they see fit, either towards tuition, housing, books, or other educational materials. It is the awarded student’s responsibility to remit to Rae of Light the appropriate information to confirm the student’s enrollment at a New Jersey university, college, or technical school for the 2020-2021 school year.
The scholarship will be awarded in January 2021.
How To Apply
To apply, first complete the scholarship application here. Return the completed application with signed applicant's statement, proof of enrollment, proof of GPA, and essay to email@example.com Note that scholarship applications will only be accepted via email. Mailed or hand-delivered applications cannot be considered.
Eligible students must write an essay (that is at least 500 words and no more than 1000 words in length) that conveys the importance of increasing awareness of suicide prevention and mental health. Essays will be evaluated on structure, grammar/mechanics, language, and content. The essays will be reviewed and recipients selected by a committee consisting of volunteers within the Houston, Texas community. The chosen essays may also be used by Rae of Light and / or Madison’s Rae of Hope in their mission as a nonprofit organization. Note that no preference will be given to students living within the immediate community over those attending schools in other parts of New Jersey.