The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is proud to announce that Nicole Goldbaugh of Wheeling, West Virginia is the 2015 recipient of the first annual Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship. The $2500 award will help Ms. Goldbaugh continue her schooling in Early Elementary Education.
— The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is proud to announce that Nicole Goldbaugh of Wheeling, West Virginia is the 2015 recipient of the first annual Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship. The $2500 award will help Ms. Goldbaugh continue her schooling in Early Elementary Education.
"What an incredible young woman Nicole is,” said firm founder Rocky McElhaney. “She’s bright and hungry, and so excited to learn and to impart knowledge. Her story about the ‘gold standard of love’ really touched me and all of us, because she has been through so much as this young age, and yet finds strength and honor in that love. Nicole is really an extraordinary young woman with a lot of give, and we are truly honored to help her pursue her dreams.”
The Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship was founded in honor of Rocky’s McElhaney’s uncle. Born and raised in Grainger County, Tennessee, Max McElhaney earned his Education degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and taught in Rutledge for many years. Mr. McElhaney went on to obtain a degree in hospitality later in life, and became a luxury hotel executive. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in early 2014 and passed away on May 4, 2015.
About the Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship
This is the inaugural award of the Scholarship. Each year, a student majoring in Education or History will be selected in May for the upcoming school year. As per the wishes of Max McElhaney, the scholarship award will be paid on the first Monday of September after the home opener football game of the University of Tennessee Volunteers.
In order to meet eligibility, candidates must:
- Be enrolled in college or university full-time
- Compose a story about what the “gold standard of love” is in their family
- Include a statement of financial need
- Submit a written statement of no more than 100 words indicating a unique reason for why he/she should be considered for the scholarship
- Include one recommendation from a faculty member or university/college advisor
- Submit a completed form verifying full-time student status
The scholarship award can be paid directly to the school or university, if the student chooses. Awards are non-transferrable.
The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm maintains offices in Nashville, Gallatin and Knoxville, Tennessee and serves clients in the towns and counties in and around East Tennessee. The firm focuses on:
- Personal injury
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Defective products litigation
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