GREENSBORO, N.C., May 1, 2012 – Marissa Marie Stockstad, a high school senior at A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, N.C., has been named a winner of the 2012 Crumley Roberts Chairman’s Scholarship. As one of five winners in the state, Stockstad will receive $1,000 towards her college tuition in addition to an Apple iPad.
Stockstad will attend Appalachian State University in the fall and plans to study Biology. As a winning applicant, Marissa had a GPA of 2.8 or better, produced a strong response to an essay question on reducing distracted driving, and demonstrated an outstanding aptitude and passion for community service. Stockstad has been involved with the Special Olympics for six years, most recently serving as the lead student for the Project Unify Club at her high school. Project Unify is a national initiative that partners with Special Olympics athletes and non-disabled students in a variety of peer settings.
With increasing hardships and economic difficulty in pursuing a college education, Crumley Roberts takes pride in continually looking to create ways to help students follow their educational goals and secure financial aid. To date, Crumley Roberts has donated nearly $130,000 in scholarships and technology to college-bound students to support standing up for their futures.
“We received many submissions from community-minded, goal-oriented local students this year,” said Chris Roberts, Crumley Roberts’ president. “It was difficult to narrow down; however we feel that these students show extraordinary promise and Crumley Roberts is happy to be a small part of investing in their future.”
Marissa Stockstad will be recognized at 8:00am on May 18th at A.C. Reynolds High School, where she will be presented with her Apple iPad and $1,000 check towards tuition.