Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody 


Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody 


This scholarship was created by the Brown Family to honor their son, Travis, who passed away while he was a student at the University of Alabama.  Travis had a special gift of being able to reach out to people in an open and inviting way that showed they really mattered to him.

The Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody Scholarship recognizes a graduating senior that exemplifies the qualities of Travis Brown who really “made everybody feel like somebody” by being friendly, nonjudgmental and going out of his way to make everyone feel welcome.  Travis also displayed a passion for service to others by giving back to his school/community and by reaching out to others on a personal level.


Applicants awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Having a concern for the well-being of others
  • Maintaining a record of school and community service
  • Ability to set and achieve goals
  • Good work and study habits
  • Demonstrate a vision of their future that incorporates a passion for individual engagement and empowerment. (Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody)
  • Evaluation of Essay

Award Criteria

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need and extracurricular activities.


Typically $1,000 for one year


March 15


It is Community Foundation policy that all portions of the scholarship process be completed by the student applicant. If we learn that any part of the process is not completed by or the work of the student, the application may be removed from consideration or an awarded scholarship revoked.

Application Procedure

  • The application process will take 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The system times out so SAVE your work often!
  • You’ll need your most recent high school transcript saved as a PDF for easy uploading.

To Apply