First Rory Staunton scholarship to be awarded by Grab the Torch organization

68Grab_The_Torch_Logo_2011NEWIn honor and memory of Rory’s extraordinary life and inspirational passion for leadership and ethics which compelled him at such a young age, youth leadership group Grab the Torch is establishing a $2,000 scholarship in Rory’s name for one high school student to attend the Grab the Torch Camp in Bethel, ME from July 14-­19, 2013.

Grab the Torch (GTT) is an organization dedicated to the in­‐depth educational experience of leadership, ethics, authenticity and philanthropy. The program is a 5­‐day overnight camp experience developed to provide a full immersion introduction to the business and commitment of the non­‐profit, foundation, cause-­‐related marketing and greater good professional.

Students are initiated by an extraordinary range of speakers and panelists – from community leaders to Fortune 500 CEOs – who share with the students their personal experiences and journeys in the non-­profit, philanthropic, corporate and community engagement sectors.

Planned outings, site visits and extracurricular activities throughout the week are purposeful and balanced, combining the magical experience of summer programs with a presentation of the empowerment possible – for those in need and for the students themselves – by giving back, taking action and leading in a responsible and ethical way.

The Rory Staunton scholarship will be awarded for the best essay about the importance of the student’s heritage which the organizers receive. All essays should reference Rory Staunton and the code IAM should be noted in the application.