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Jacob Louis Daily Memorial Scholarship
Growing up Jake was the pesky brother who drove his other three siblings crazy at times. To his parents, Jake was the dependable one who could always be trusted to do some of the heavy lifting around the house. Jake loved playing sports and was quite athletic. Jake was also incredibly smart but never came off as a know-it-all. He was just one of those naturally brilliant people who could recall facts or trivia with ease. While in high school, Jacob was involved in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program all four years and served as chapter treasurer.
Jake's friends were people he'd known since grade school. Jake was very loyal and would do anything to help a friend in need. He was someone that everyone loved and no one had an ill word to say about him. He had an amazing work ethic and was always willing to help when needed. Jake was a quiet person... until you got him talking and then you couldn't make him stop. He would tell jokes that cracked his family and friends up.
Jacob passed away in March 2009 from injuries sustained from a work-related truck accident. He had just turned 24, and his family made the decision to donate his organs knowing it was what he would have wanted. Jake died a hero as he was able to give the gift of life and save many people by donating his liver, both kidneys, pancreas, corneas as well as being a tissue and bone donor. This Jacob Daily Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Jacob's legacy. His family is grateful to the Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association for honoring Jacob in this way by giving back to deserving students to fulfill their higher education goals.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The minimum to establish an endowed scholarship fund is $10,000.
An endowment is way of investing that ensures your gift is a permanent source of funding that makes fulfilling the scholarship’s purpose possible, forever. The principal of the endowment is never spent and can grow over time. Interest earnings are used to make annual scholarship awards.
The average award is $500/semester. Scholarship award amounts vary depending on the size of the fund, the number of qualified applicants, and the criteria of the fund.
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