This scholarship is in remembrance of Troy Lee Starks Jr. and Colleen Jo Starks. They were young parents who supported their son through a difficult childhood navigating the juvenile justice system. Our goal is to support a teen parent while also addressing the needs of their child.

Amount: Onetime $1,000 for student / $300 in support funds for their child.


  • A senior or hold senior status at Blackburn Alternative Program
  • Identified as a teen parent or an individual maintaining the role of guardian of a sibling.
  • The Scholarship award can be used for anything that will support the success of the student in pursuing post high school education.



  • Application opens March 19 and closes April 19; scholarship awarded May 1st.

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You can support the scholarship by donating here.

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