“A person’s personal integrity is primary; there is no such thing as a little dishonesty. Without honor, real freedom—individual or societal—is an untenable ideal” ~ J. Terry Tindall
The J. Terry Tindall Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the legacy of an exceptionally unique man, who was a role model for not only his own children, grandchildren, and great grandchild, but for so many others whose lives he influenced and changed for the better. Terry Tindall gave hope to those who felt hopeless, built self esteem in those who felt broken, and lifted those, who had fallen along the wayside, to rise and succeed.
Terry was a trailblazer in athletics, education, and mentorship, doing everything in his power to provide for youth from all walks of life. He was a topflight educator, who privately tutored many children helping them to realize their untapped potential, innate gifts and believe in themselves. He tailored his tutoring and educational curriculums to meet the individual student’s need. He worked hard developing unique educational tools, resources, and programs for students of all ages and capabilities. His goal was to encourage academic, athletic, and artistic excellence in all students, while building strength, character, and integral life skills, as well as achieving academic excellence. Terry always enjoyed a challenge, and he believed that every student had the ability to succeed in school, and in life, no matter their circumstances. He particularly excelled in helping those who struggled with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral problems, those with special needs, and children with challenging home-life situations.
He juggled a full-time career and raised a large family of 12 children, while simultaneously working towards two bachelor’s degrees, and later a master’s degree. He was focused, driven, and devoted to his family and others in need.
This scholarship will continue to honor his beautiful legacy by assisting a student who encompasses his strengths of strong work ethic, integrity, and resilience. All Colorado Senior High School students who maintain a minimum 3.0-grade point average, while participating in community service, extracurricular school activities and/or holding down a job, while preparing to pursue further higher education (whether it be at a University, Community College, or Trade School) are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please tell us about a situation that has occurred in your life where you have repeatedly failed or fallen short of your goal or expectation(s), how you handled it, and how you've been able to achieve success.