Aleya Cheyenne Wofford was an intelligent, creative, beautiful 17 year old young woman that died of suicide in April 2014, just days shy of her 18th birthday. Aleya was a champion of many and would speak up for students being bullied and marginalized. Aleya was a great soccer player and involved in many school theater productions.
Although she would say that school wasn’t her strength, she was an honor roll student many semesters, enjoying politics, history and English and she utilized many tutors to help her get through the dreaded math and science courses. Aleya was set to graduate from Rock County Christian School that May and was accepted at Tallahassee Community College in Florida where she looked forward to many new adventures.
We hope this scholarship educates high school and college students about effective ways to handle mental health and stress as many students may struggle with undiagnosed or undetected depression and/or anxiety. The family asks that students always know about local and college mental health providers.
Senior or Alum of Rock County Christian, Beloit Memorial, FJ Turner, or South Beloit High Schools
Financial Need (SAR required)
Extra-curricular involvement (Make sure you list activities on application)
Additional essay: Life and college can have many challenges (personal and academic). What is the biggest challenge you have faced as a student/teenager and how did you overcome it?