The Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to reward exceptional students as well as to honor Vanguard’s outstanding faculty. The fund was founded in honor of Carol Spain, one of Vanguard’s most beloved faculty members for 27 years. The scholarship, announced at the awards ceremony each May, is given to a current Vanguard student as a reward for past achievement and as an incentive for continuing to excel at Vanguard. The student granted this distinction is selected by the faculty on the basis of character traits that Carol so clearly embodied: loyalty, intense dedication to educational pursuits, kindness, and a selfless concern for others.
Contributions to the Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Fund can be made in honor of any faculty member, whether former or current. These contributions need not conform to rigid guidelines or timetables. They may be large or small, and given at any time during the year—perhaps even as a birthday or holiday present for a deserving teacher. A contribution to the Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Fund is the best possible way to honor a deserving student and dedicated faculty member at the same time. Letters of acknowledgement will be sent to you, the school, and to the faculty member in whose honor your donation was made.